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.
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
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
An international child law case where the local authority applied for, and was granted, a reporting restriction order
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
Application for a Care Order in relation to a 16-year-old child in a complex case with an international dimension
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
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