Covid-19: Our offices are now OPEN. All of our brilliant teams are fully accessible by telephone, email and Video call/Zoom and we can also offer meetings at our offices, by appointment only. Documents can be posted through our office letterboxes. All of our offices are Covid-19 secure to protect our clients and staff. Please read our Visitor Guidance. If you would like to speak to a member of our team to discuss any aspect of our services please call us on 01323 727321. Alternatively, you can contact us via the direct emails which can be found under each lawyer’s profile on the Meet the Team section of our website or please email info@hartreade.co.uk. Thank you for your continued co-operation.

Skype for Child Contact

Family Law

In a widely reported ruling a father fighting to stop his former partner taking their children to Australia was told he could keep in touch with them via Skype.  Skype is an online service that allows users to make video calls across the internet.

President of the Family Division for the High Court, Sir Nicholas Wall, rejected the Father’s argument to keep the two children in England saying that modern forms of communication would enable them to maintain frequent contact and not destroy their relationship.

It was therefore judged to be in the children’s best interest to be allowed to go to Australia with their mother where she believes they will have an improved lifestyle.