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M (Children) (Non-Hague Convention State) [2020] EWCA Civ 277

The children had lived in England since late 2016. The mother was a national of Qatar, the father a national of the United Arab Emirates. Each parent had sought permission to take the children to their respective countries on visits, while opposing permission for the other parent to do the same. The judge had granted both of them permission but required written agreements to be lodged in the courts of the respective destinations. The mother appealed. Moylan LJ found that the judge had not failed to consider the relevant issues, and he was not persuaded that the judge came to a conclusion that was not open to him. Lewison LJ agreed and the appeal was dismissed.

Judgment, published: 04/03/2020

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Published: 04/03/2020

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