Cases Archive

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
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
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
26th Nov 2015 | Bailii

W (Children) (Abduction: Striking Out) [2015] EWHC 4002 (Fam)

Application by the mother at the PTR to strike out the father's application for the return of two children to Spain and, in the alternative, for permission to instruct a psychologist to assess the mother's fear of the father. Both applications were refused by Baker J
6th Aug 2015 | Jordan's

Re CB (A Child) (No. 2) (Adoption Proceedings: Vienna Convention) [2016] 1 FLR 1286, [2016] 2 WLR 470

The Court of Appeal provides definitive guidance on issues relating to the interface between ECHR Law, BIIa, the Vienna Convention and domestic adoption jurisprudence. The Latvian Ministry of Justice intervened in the appeal in opposition to the Local Authority and in support of the mother. The mother's appeal was dismissed.  Christopher Miller represented the Local Authority.
30th Jul 2015 | Bailii

NH (1996 Child Protection Convention: Habitual Residence) [2015] EWHC 2299 (Fam)

Consideration of jurisdiction to make public law orders in respect of a child. Cobb J found jurisdiction of necessity.