Cases Archive

25th Feb 2021 | Bailii

AB v CD [2021] EWHC 375 (Fam)

Application for summary return to Italy under the Hague Convention. Christopher secured the summary return of the child to the jurisdiction. The Court gave guidance as to the applicability of Article 11(4) of B(II)R in cases which had commenced prior to the end, but concluded after the end, of the UK/EU withdrawal transition period.

27th Jan 2017

Medway Council v MI and others [2017] EWFC 59 (Fam)

Placement of children in Scotland. Theis J confirmed that special guardianship orders are recognised and enforceable in Scotland. Theis J said that whilst automatically recognised as though they were made in the Scottish courts, to enforce a SGO, the SG should make a registration application to the court that made the SGO.

17th Jan 2017 | Bailii

M v F (Travel to Non-Convention Country) [2017] EWFC 7

Mother’s application to vary a Prohibited Steps Order – preventing either parent from removing the children – granted, allowing her to remove the parties’ children to Iran, a non-Hague Convention country, temporarily for the purpose of holidays, subject to certain safeguards being in place

29th Sep 2016 | Bailii

Re B (Foreign Surrogacy) [2016] EWFC 77

Application for a Parental Order where the applicants had separated, where the application was made outside the statutory 6-month timescale and where there was an issue as to the proportionality of the payments made to the surrogate. Application granted

10th Jun 2016 | Bailii

London Borough of Sutton v MH (No 2) [2016] EWHC 1371 (Fam)

An international child law case where the local authority applied for, and was granted, a reporting restriction order

23rd Mar 2016 | Bailii

Re V (European Maintenance Regulation) [2016] EWHC 668 (Fam)

In an application for maintenance, Parker J was required to determine whether the courts in Scotland or in England and Wales had jurisdiction. In concluding that the husband’s writ did not constitute an application for maintenance in accordance with the European Maintenance Regulation, it was held that the English court had jurisdiction and an order for interim maintenance was made

22nd Mar 2016 | Bailii

London Borough of Sutton v MH (No 1) [2016] EWHC 1375 (Fam)

Application for a Care Order in relation to a 16-year-old child in a complex case with an international dimension

11th Mar 2016 | Bailii

FK v ML (Chlid’s Objections) [2016] EWHC 517 (Fam)

Sir Peter Singer orders a 13 year old child’s return to Dublin, despite his strongly held objections to such return, in proceedings brought by the father under the Hague Child Abduction Convention 1980