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Yr Athro Nigel Lowe

Emeritus Professor

Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth

Emeritus Professor Nigel Lowe LLB (Sheffield), LLD (Cardiff). Barrister of the Inner Temple. Until his retirement on 30 September 2014, he was a Professor of Law at Cardiff Law School since 1991 and Head of School from 2010-2013.

He is a expert on Family Law and is the co-author of the leading text Lowe and Douglas ' Bromley's Family Law' and is a specialist in Child Law and in particular, International Child Law (he is a co-author of Lowe , Everall and Nicholls 'International Movement of Children'). Together with Michael Nicholls, he has just finished a book on the 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children. He is a consultant to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the Council of Europe.  He is a member of the UK's International Family Law Committee and of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Family Law (being a sometime Vice President). He is a member of the Organising Committee of the Commission on European Family Law and is an advisory board member of the US based International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. He is a Dartington Research Fellow and was a former Chairman of the Legal Group of the British Agencies for Adoption and Fostering.

He has written extensively and has given numerous papers both nationally and internationally.

He is an editor of Clarke Hall & Morrison on Children, an editor of Family Law Reports, a consultant editor of International Family Law and he is a member of the editorial boards of The Child and Family Law Quarterly and Fam RZ.

Together with Victoria Stephens, he has completed (August 2012) a report The Timing of 1980 Hague Abduction Convention Applications; the 2011 Findings  which was a project funded by the Nuffield Foundation. They also presented A Statistical Analysis of Applications Made in 2008 Under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction at the 6th Special Commission to review the operation of the 1980 Convention held at The Hague in June 2011 (a report is available on The Hague web-site).

In 2009, he presented a report A Study into the Rights and Legal Status of Children Being Brought up in Various Forms of Martital and Non-Marital Partherships and Cohabitation to the Council of Europe in Strasburg and subsequently became the legal consultant to the working party appointed to make recommendations to the Council following on from the report.

He is currently working on a long standing project with the European Commission on Family Law on Property Relations between Spouses, the book on which is planned to be published in 2013.

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Investigating Delay in 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention applications, 2012, funded by the Nuffield Foundation (£11,700).

The Hague Abduction Convention Statistical Template Project 2008 – funded by the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (£33,000) and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (£12,000).

Good Practice on Access and Good Practice on Enforcement in Hague Abduction Cases funded by the International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (£88,000).

The Hague Abduction Convention Statistical Template Project 2003 – funded by the Nuffield Foundation (£44,500).

The Hague Abduction Convention Statistical Template Project 2000-2001 – funded by the Nuffield Foundation (£34,100).

Best Practice in Handling Hague Abduction Cases 2000-2001 – funded by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (£56,000).

European Standards of Family Law Relating to Children 2000-2002 – funded by the Nuffield Foundation (£6,200).

The Plan for the Child – Adoption or Long-Term Fostering (Co-Director with Prof. M Murch) 2000-2001 – funded by the Department of Health (£108,000).

The Role of Grandparents in Divorced Families (Co-Directed with Prof. G Douglas, Prof. M Murch and Dr. M Robinson) 2000-2002 – funded by the Nuffield Foundation (£86,000).

Support Services for Older Children Adopted Out of Care (Co-Directed with Prof. M. Murch) 1994-1998 – funded by the Department of Health (£330,000+).

In 1996-1997 from the Lord Chancellor’s Department (£6,000) to investigate the working of the Hague and European Convention on International Child Abduction between England and Germany.

In 1996-1997 from the Nuffield Foundation (£5,000) to research the working of the Hague and European Conventions on International Child Abduction in the English Context.

In 1992-1993 from the Nuffield Foundation (£34,000). A Study of Courts’ Differential Workloads in Care Proceedings.

Was also involved in three major research projects whilst at the University of Bristol, namely, an ESRC funded investigation into birth parents’ experiences of adoption (‘the Adoption Machine’ project) and tow Department of Health funded projects: the ‘Pathways to Adoption’ and Freeing the Child for Adoption’

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