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Supreme Court to hand down judgment on hearing children under Brussels IIA

Judgment due 22 June 2016

  • Judgment in the case of D (A child) is to be handed down by the Supreme Court on Wednesday 22 June.

    The issues to be decided are twofold:

    1. Whether there is a fundamental principle of procedure in England and Wales, for the purposes of Article 23(b) of Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003, that a child must be given an "opportunity to be heard" in every disputed custody case, or that the Court consider giving the child such an opportunity;
    2. if either such principle exists, whether it was breached in this case.

    You can read a summary of the facts on The Supreme Court website.

    The case under appeal is D (A Child) (International Recognition) [2016] EWCA Civ 12

News, published: 16/06/2016


Published: 16/06/2016


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