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Inherent Jurisdiction

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  • The applicant father was seeking the summary return to Ivory Coast of the parties' 2 children. The application was made pursuant to the Inherent Jurisdiction following the mother's removal of the children from Ivory Coast. The court concluded that it was not in the best interests of the children to be returned to Ivory Coast. Judgment, 05/07/2018, free
  • In a tweet: Inherent jurisdiction extends to direct DNA test to establish paternity in inheritance dispute Judgment, 11/04/2018, free
  • Appeal against an order made under the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court which directed that DNA extracted from a sample provided by the deceased should be tested against a bodily sample to be taken from the Respondent in order to establish whether the deceased was or was not the Respondent's biological father. Appeal dismissed. Judgment, 08/02/2018, free
  • The court ruled that it did have jurisdiction in relation to proceedings issued by the mother under the inherent jurisdiction concerning two children where the mother alleged that the father had removed their passports thus preventing them from returning to the UK from the UAE. Judgment, 16/08/2017, free
  • Judgment concerning whether the court should exercise its inherent jurisdiction or as Parens Patriae in a case where a child was living in Algeria, with neither parent, but had been found to be habitually resident in Poland. Hayden J decided that he did have jurisdiction and ordered the child be returned to Poland Judgment, 04/07/2016, free

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