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Caroline Korah

Director - Children

Caroline specialises exclusively in family law and advises on all aspects of children law. Caroline is sensitive but tenacious, with a refined and no-nonsense approach inside and outside court.  She continues to expand her niche multi-jurisdictional practice which is greatly enhanced by her trilingual capacity (English, French and Spanish).

Caroline Korah
Vardags... has a newly revamped children department that is a force to be reckoned with and is one to watch for its childrens work.
Legal 500

Expertise

Caroline carries out complex children cases, both domestic and international, with particular experience in cross-border disputes. She is approachable, straight-talking, empathetic and unpretentious.  She conducts a wide variety of cases ranging from international family disputes, child arrangements, and relocation matters.  Carolines expertise also covers parental child abduction (Hague and non-Hague), proceedings under the inherent jurisdiction, Wardship, applications under the 1996 and 1980 Hague Conventions, enforcement and recognition of foreign orders, as well as injunctions and protection orders.

Accolades

Rising Star - Legal 500 (2021)
Caroline Korah is one of the best and brightest associates around. She has a lovely manner with clients and is clearly destined to follow in the footsteps of the other partners in her team.

Rising Star - Legal 500 (2020)
"Caroline Korah is a highly dedicated lawyer who fearlessly represents her clients interest".

Legal 500 (2018-2019)
Caroline Korah "works tirelessly for her clients providing practical and supportive legal advice".

Education

Caroline studied Civil Law at lUniversité de Montréal, Québec, Canada.  She obtained a First Class Honours degree in Law from the University of Westminster, London, England, and completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law (now known as The University of Law), London, England. 

Career

Caroline trained and worked at a leading specialist Tier 1 Family firm in London from 2010 to 2021.  She qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and into the firms award-winning international children department headed by the late Anne-Marie Hutchinson OBE, QC (Hon).  Caroline specialised in proceedings relating to the international movement of children, wardship, forced marriage, female genital mutilation, stranded spouses, together with private children and public law.  Her commitment was exemplified in her representing parents, children, victims of domestic and honour based violence, and vulnerable adults.  She also advised in divorce and applications for financial remedy.  Caroline has acted for high net worth individuals and the publicly funded alike, and conducted advocacy in cases before the Family Court and the High Court.

Of note, Caroline acted for a mother in child abduction proceedings following Russias ratification of the 1996 Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Cooperation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children, in an application made in the Russian court for the childrens return – the first case to make use of the 1996 Hague Convention for child abduction in England as well as in Russia.

Caroline undertook a secondment in 2018 at The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), through its Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) in Hong Kong SAR, China.  She took part in the organising of the HCCHs 125th anniversary global event in Hong Kong.

Caroline was a Rapporteur for the 2nd International Family Law & Practice Conference Parentage, Equality & Gender (2013) and also a Rapporteur for the triennial International Family Law & Practice Conference Culture, Dispute Resolution and the Modernised Family (2016).

Caroline is a Commissioner of Oaths for Québec, Canada (Commissaire à lassermentation) since 2010.

LANGUAGES

Caroline is fluent in French and Spanish.

REPORTED CASES

  • HX v A Local authority and Ors (Application to Revoke Adoption Order) [2020] EWHC 1287 (Fam)
  • MG v JH [2018] EWHC 3477 (Fam)
  • Re D and Others (Children) [2017] EWHC 284 (Fam)
  • In the Matter of D (Children) (Child Abduction: Practice) [2016] EWHC 504 (Fam)
  • J (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1019
  • Re C-W (A Child) [2015] EWCA Civ 1272
  • Neustadt v Neustadt (Child Abduction) [2014] EWHC 4307
  • LC v RRL & Ors [2014] EWFC 8
  • Cambra v Jones and Palacin [2014] EWHC 913 (Fam)
  • Cambra v Jones and Palacin[2014] EWHC 2264 (Fam)
  • LC (Children) and LC (Children) (No. 2) [2014] UKSC 1
  • LC (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1058
  • LCG v RL [2013] EWHC 1383 (Fam)
  • O v O [2013] EWHC 2970 (Fam)
  • Re FT and NT (Children)[2013] EWHC 850 (Fam)
  • AI v MT (Alternative Dispute Resolution) [2013] EWHC 3954 (Fam)
Caroline Korah
Vardags... has a newly revamped children department that is a force to be reckoned with and is one to watch for its childrens work.
Legal 500
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