Portrait of Clare Renton

Clare Renton

Year of Call 1972

Professional Practice

Broad experience and interest. A particular emphasis on family law cases with an international dimension. Reported cases on jurisdiction, child abduction, matrimonial finance, inheritance, surrogacy and international Family Law.

2014 - Forced Marriage Commission

Fully Accredited Mediator - 2015

  • Recommendations

    Clare has, over 15 years, shown skill and determination in the most challenging of cases, particularly in cross jurisdictional matters. She has a fine record of achievement, often in the face of powerful opposition. In addition her clients appreciate her personal kindness
    Lesley Pendlebury Cox - Gregory Rowcliffe
    "In a complex international child case Clare Renton proved to be highly incisive & supportive throughout the court process to the client & ourselves leading to a fair & successful outcome for the family. James Millar Craig Partner Royds LLP "
  • Notable Cases

    • K v K (Pensions)
      [1995] 1 FLR 35
    • Re W
      [1995] 1 WLR 159 (adoption surrogacy)
    • K v D
      [1998] 1 FLR 700 (discretionary stay of ancillary relief)
    • Re R (child abduction)
      [1997] 1 FLR 663
    • M v M
      [2003] 2 FLR 636 Wall J (implacable hostility)
    • Norris v Norris
      [2003] 1 FLR 1142 Bennett J (ancillary relief – overspend addback)
    • Norris v Norris
      [2003] CA 2 FLR 1124 – (Costs )
    • Re G
      [2004] 1 FLR 378 (Brussels II and European Convention Article 11)
    • E v E
      [2007] 1 FLR 1977 Hague Convention (Habitual residence Comity)
    • Klentzeris v Klentzeris
      [ 2007] 2 FLR 996 CA Hague Convention/ Brussels 2 revised
    • Re G
      [2008] 2 FLR 351 President (Habitual residence )
    • M v M
      [2010] EWHC 982 Baron J Sept Fam Law Magazine (Domicile and Forum Conveniens Divorce)
    • M v T
      [2010] EWHC 1479 Charles J Sept Fam Law Magazine 2 FLR (B2R Article 11 (7) Hague Convention Article 11 return order)
    • Re T
      [2010] EWHC 3177 2011 1 FLR Peter Jackson J (Hague Convention 1980 Article 13 habitual residence Neulinger HRA principles)
    • Rana v Manan
      [2011] EWHC Parker J All England Reporter 2011 AER (D) 179 (May) validity of foreign marriage
    • T v B
      [2013] Holman J (to be reported) habitual residence employment
    • S v S
      [2014] EWHC 575 (FAM) Wardship
    • Re N
      [2014] EWHC 749 (EU enforcement Spanish child return order)
    • C (Children)
      [2014] EWCA Civ 705 (Relocation to Brazil)
    • Re E-R (A Child)
      [2015] EWCA Civ 405 - welfare -( biological parent-child arrangements)
    • Re E-R
      [2016] EWHC 805 child arrangements -costs award children case
    • BK v NK
      [2016] EWHC 2496 (Fam) Macdonald J - rights of custody Poland. Relevance of father’s deportation
  • Publications and Lecturing

    • 2016 B2R  Proposed Recast  : the FLBA s response (joint author)  

    • 2016 Brexit: the Bar’s response (joint author )

    • Jordans Conference international children issues 2014

    • Editorial Board journal of Centre for Family Studies

    • International Aspects of Ancillary Relief FLBA  annual conference 

    • Relocation the English perspective International Bar Association (2012)

    • Regular lectures to solicitors on family law

    • Editorial board, Centre for Family Policy Studies

  • Personal Information

    Mencap worker; Bencher, Lincoln's Inn; 3 adult childen.

Appointments

  • One of 26 EU experts to consider Matrimonial Property and Succession within the EU,
    2006

Memberships

  • International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • BIICL
  • Bar European Group
  • Legal Committee of REUNITE