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AW v KJ [2018] EWHC 2229 (Fam)

In brief: In 2016, the child (“E”) had been moved to Russia from England by her mother (“M”) in breach of a court order prohibiting E from leaving the jurisdiction. E was now two years old and had had very limited contact with her father (“F”). F sought E’s return to the jurisdiction but acknowledged that if she were to return without M (M having made clear she refused to return to England), E’s best interests dictated that she should be placed with social services rather than himself. Whilst contact between E and F was to be encouraged and facilitated, the court concluded that this would not be achieved by ordering E’s return. Instead, a welfare hearing was listed.

Judgment, published: 20/08/2018


Published: 20/08/2018


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