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Idnan is a Director in the Family and Childcare department. Before joining Appleman Legal, he was appointed as a Director of a Legal 500 Firm in 2015 where he led a team of Family Lawyers. He specialises in all Family and Childcare matters.
Idnan has been instructed in a number of complex cases involving allegations of cruelty to children and serious allegations of harm to children.
Public Law - Children
Idnan is an accredited member of the Children's Law Panel, which allows him to represent children and adults in highly complex matters involving Local Authority Care and Supervision Proceedings. Idnan appears in the High Court and the Family Courts; acting for publicly funded as well as private clients and undertakes his own advocacy.
International Abductions Cases
Idnan’s other main area of expertise is working in matters with an international element. Idnan is experienced in child abduction cases under the Hague Convention and has acted for parents abroad as well as those defending abduction claims here in England & Wales. Idnan is listed on the Reunite website, an organisation which helps families on child abduction with advice, information and support. Idnan is also a member of the Law Society Family Law Advanced Panel and has undertaken the Child Abduction module identifying him as a specialist in this area. Idnan has represented clients in both the High Court and Court of Appeal in relation to Child Abduction matters.
Divorce & Financial Matters
Idnan has continued to specialise in divorces, judicial separation and nullity proceedings; complex financial matters (ancillary relief) relating to the breakdown of a marriage/relationship, non-molestation injunctions and occupation orders; cases involving international jurisdiction in both financial and child abduction matters; prenuptial, cohabitation and separation agreements; cohabitation disputes involving property; and civil partnership disputes. Idnan has experience in dealing with foreign marriages and advising on all aspects of financial settlements, including dealing with assets in foreign jurisdictions.
Idnan has represented clients in all levels of court in finance matters, including the County Court, High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court. Idnan has undertaken pro bono work, including at a notable Women's Aid affiliated service and his local Family Court.