Enforcement of foreign orders
It should be noted that the obligation arises in cases on foot of the Child Abduction and Enforcement of Custody Orders Act 1991. There may be obligations in other cases however not every case that involves a dispute in relation to a child who has been removed to this jurisdiction is necessarily entitled to legal aid. Certain case types e.g, enforcement of Orders from another EU jurisdiction may require the granting of legal aid if the person had legal aid in the country that made the Order but there may be no such requirement if they were not so legally aided. Legal Services will seek to determine if the grant is automatic or not prior to referral of the case.