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MB v GK & Ors (No 2) Wardship (Welfare) [2017] EWHC 16

In a tweet: High Court orders return of child living in Singapore with grandparents since 2013 to M in England

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Case note, published: 02/02/2017


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  • Mother lived in the UK, the father had absconded to Singapore and the child was living in Singapore with the paternal grandparents. The child was a ward of the UK court and the UK court had jurisdiction to determine future arrangements for the child. The father argued that the child was now settled in Singapore having lived there since 2013, and a return to the UK would put the child in an intolerable situation, thereby exposing him to psychological harm. The father's arguments were rejected and an order was made for the return of the child to the UK. Judgment, 12/01/2017, free

Published: 02/02/2017


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