Cases Archive

11th Jan 2022 | Bailii

Re A-M (A child)(1980 Hague Convention) [2021] EWCA Civ 998

An appeal by the mother against an order for summary return was granted because the judge at first instance failed to give reasons for his finding that the child would not be at risk of grave harm despite a video of the father making threats to kill the child and the mother making allegations of the father threatening to kill her and her children during episodes of heavy drinking.

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 from which he was abducted. 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