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Brexit could lead to rise in parental child abductions

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Brexit could lead to a rise in the number of parents abducting their children and taking them overseas, a law firm has claimed. Lawyers said the firm had already seen a spike in inquiries from parents about disputes over travel plans and applications for dual citizenship, as well as fears their children would not be returned home from overseas visits. Cara Nuttall, who specialises in matters relating to children, including abductions, said her firm JMW Solicitors, had received 30 per cent more inquiries in the three months to the end of June compared with the same period last year. “One year on from the referendum, it is clear that Brexit is having an impact on family life where one or both parents is from the EU,” she said. “We have seen a significant increase over recent weeks in the number of parents in rocky relationships or who are already separated or divorced seeking advice about their rights to relocate, or to stop the other parent from travelling because they are scared they…

Will the March 2019 deadline slip?

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U.K. Trade Secretary Liam Fox (pictured) was pretty clear on Monday. “We will leave the European Union at the end of March 2019,” he said in Washington. “There’s no doubt about it.” Not all are so sure. In fact, some Brexit-watchers suggest that Britain won’t actually leave as planned on March 29, 2019.
Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty states that extending the timeframe for talks would require the unanimous consent of all 28 members of the EU, including the U.K. Malcolm Barr, an economist at JPMorgan Chase, and Lucy Thomas, who helped run the Remain campaign and now works for Edelman, are among those who say they see how that could happen. Barr’s theory is that the two-year timetable set aside for negotiations was already demanding even before political events in Britain delayed the start of them. A messy divorce is also not in the EU’s interest, he said. It “hurts everyone to have a disorderly Brexit,” said Barr, who noted Greece missed numerous EU deadlines to fix its finances. He …