A senior member of our Family Team, Meryl Hughes is a highly experienced lawyer in all aspects of family law relating to children. Meryl is personable with an empathetic approach and builds an excellent rapport with her clients. Meryl is approachable and helps clients to feel at ease when giving their instructions. Meryl is tenacious in fighting for those she represents and fearless in Court.
Areas of Practice
- Care cases involving infant death, physical, emotional or sexual abuse of children, and neglect of children
- Abduction of children abroad
- Foreign adoptions
- Forced marriage
- Permanent removal of children from the jurisdiction
Meryl accepts instructions from members of the public as well as traditional referrals from solicitors.
E –v- B: permanent removal of a child from England to the U.S.A.
B –v- R: contact dispute about a child in the U.S.A. and a parent in England
Re Y: a parent, who had brought about the death of the other parent, seeking contact to the children of the family
Re X: care proceedings in respect of a child whose sibling had been killed by their mother
Re B: care proceedings in respect of children who had suffered life-threatening injuries at the hands of their mother
Re P: forced marriage case