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Hello, my name is***** am a qualified lawyer and I will be assisting you with your question today. Are they moving back there permanenty?
It will make it rather difficult for you in the circumstances I’m afraid. Obviously you do have the right to consider a small claims court claim to pursue this but it takes time and whilst you will probably get a judgment in your favour, you cannot just enforce it abroad and will need to get it transferred to a Chinese one and then use local laws to enforce it. that will inevitably increase the costs substantially.
You may have been able to get some kind of emergency injunction to try and prevent the sale of assets but if the sales have already been completed then that would be a bit too late to consider this.
So realistically it is going to be very difficult to pursue this legally as once they leave the country, enforcing a UK judgment abroad will become rather expensive. Also before they leave there is not much you can do if they have no assets left, for example you cannot stop them from leaving the country so you are relying on them to voluntarily pay this to get it back.
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Sorry I had to leave the office to travel home earlier. You would have to seek an injunction through the courts (most likely an interim injunction called a freezing order) which prevents the person from disposing of or dealing with certain assets. The issue is that you would be best advised to see a solicitor in person with helping you apply for this as it is quite technical and you need to get the right wording and correctly draft it. So look for any civil litigation lawyer near you - they should be able to help.
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