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  • Appeal by mother against summary dismissal of her Hague Convention application at a first directions hearing. Appeal allowed as the case was not an exceptional one were dismissal could be justified without a substantive hearing. Judgment, 22/06/2018, free
  • Appeal against an order whereby the court found that at the date of her divorce petition, the applicant wife had acquired a domicile of choice in England, her domicile of origin being in Ireland, and was therefore entitled to proceed with her divorce suit in England under s5(2) of the Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973 and Article 7 of the EU Regulation 2201 of 2003. The appeal was allowed. Judgment, 15/06/2018, free
  • Application under the Hague Child Abduction Convention for the summary return of a child to Israel. An order for the child's return was made. Judgment, 14/06/2018, free
  • The specific issues in this case were whether the court has the power to make a return order summarily at the outset of proceedings in England and, if it has, whether it should do so or should wait before exercising its substantive jurisdiction under BIIa until the determination of proceedings under the 1980 Convention in the other Member State. Judgment, 29/05/2018, free
  • An order was made that the children, who had been taken by the mother to live in Alaska with her and her new husband, should remain living with him in Alaska while criminal proceedings against the mother (who was now in custody in the UK) took place. Judgment, 21/05/2018, free

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