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Hague Convention 1980

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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
  • 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
  • Application by a father for the return of his daughter to Poland pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. An order for her return was made after the judge held that the mother's defence under Article 13b was not sustainable. Judgment, 01/05/2018, free

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  • 10 questions relating to Timothy Scott QC's webinar on International Family Law which was recorded on 8 October 2013 CPD course, 10/10/2013, members only
  • Training notes to accompany Timothy Scott QC's recorded webinar on International Family Law Training note, 09/10/2013, members only

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