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Simone McGrath is incredible in complex...

Simone McGrath is incredible in complex cross-border cases and has been involved in many of the leading cases.

Legal 500 2024

"Simone McGrath has a fantastic children’...

"Simone McGrath has a fantastic children’s practice. She is one of the very best solicitors for dealing with international children cases. A first port of call in especially complex matters."

Legal 500 2023

Simone McGrath in particular stands out...

Simone McGrath in particular stands out for her no-nonsense approach, her sensible and realistic advice, and her tenacious attitude. She is a fearless advocate, but manages to strike up supportive relationships with her clients. They trust her, and so do I.

Legal 500 2022

Simone McGrath – Exceptional knowledge of international...

Simone McGrath – Exceptional knowledge of international children matters, particularly 1980 Hague Convention cases. Fights hard for her clients.

Legal 500 2022

“Simone McGrath handles both public and...

“Simone McGrath handles both public and private law children matters, and has particular expertise in child abduction issues. Sources describe her as “extremely organised and hard-working”, while also praising her “imaginative approach”.

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"Simone is absolutely on top of...

"Simone is absolutely on top of the game. She has great attention to detail, and has her clients' needs at heart."

Chambers UK

Simone McGrath is a highly knowledgeable...

Simone McGrath is a highly knowledgeable practitioner with a focus on international child abduction matters. She has a large expertise in public and private law.

Chambers UK

Simone McGrath handles international child abduction...

Simone McGrath handles international child abduction cases and challenging care proceedings relating to non-accidental injuries.

Chambers UK

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