Sarah Taylor and her daughter Nadia
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'I moved to Libya to get my daughter back'

The number of cross-border family legal disputes referred to a UK judge who offers global assistance in such cases has quadrupled in just four years.

The Head of International Family Justice for England and Wales handled 253 cases in 2012, up from 65 in 2008.

It says it is dealing with a wider range of issues - including child abduction, relocation, inter-country adoption and forced marriages.

Sarah Taylor moved to Libya to fight for custody of her daughter Nadia in the Libyan courts after Nadia was taken to Libya by her father.

And also on the sofa was James Maguire, who is a family lawyer.

  • 01 May 2013
  • From the section UK
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