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  • The judge had to decide whether, as the father and the children's guardian maintained, the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction over the child in respect of matters of parental responsibility or whether, as his mother argued, jurisdiction now rests with the courts of Northern Ireland. The judge ruled in favour of the father. Judgment, 19/03/2018, free
  • Appeal by wife against an order, which said that the parties had divorced in France in 2015 and therefore the Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute granted in the UK in 2016 were null and void, on the basis that she did not have proper notice of the French divorce. The appeal was dismissed and the UK Decree Nisi and Decree Absolute were set aside. Judgment, 12/03/2018, free
  • Appeal by father against an order declaring that the children were habitually resident in Canada and that the court had no jurisdiction to determine the application by the children's father for a child arrangements order and prohibited steps order under the Children Act 1989 as amended, and further discharged an earlier prohibited steps order under which the mother had been prohibited from removing the children from England and Wales. Appeal dismissed. Judgment, 09/03/2018, free
  • Appeal dealing with issue of whether FTT had jurisdiction to hear an appeal after the terminal date for a child support assessment to be in force had been reached. Judgment, 23/02/2018, free
  • Application by woman of Turkish heritage for a declaration of parentage, essentially to establish whether a man who died in Turkey in 2016 was her genetic or biological father. Judgment, 10/11/2017, free

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