Family Law Hub

Re H (Abduction: Acquiescence) [1997] UKHL 12

Judgment, published: 10/04/1997

Items referring to this

  • Father's application pursuant to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction 1980 for summary return of the child to Germany where she was born. Application dismissed Judgment, 27/05/2015, free
  • Case note, 24/08/2012, members only
  • Judgment, 24/08/2012, members only
  • Application by mother for return of the children to Australia. They has visited the father in England for an agreed holiday and then remained here. The father argued that the children objected and the mother had acquiesced. Application allowed. Judgment, 17/07/2015, free
  • Father's application under the Hague Convention for the summary return to Hungary of two children. Bodey J finds that the children were wrongfully removed and that the mother had failed to establish any of the required defences, so he ordered their return. Judgment, 05/11/2014, free
  • Application under the Hague Convention for the summary return of three children from this country to the Netherlands. An order was made for the return of the children to the Netherlands within 14 days. Judgment, 11/12/2013, free
  • Application by the civil partner of the mother (the civil partner having no rights of custody to the child) to have the child returned to Ireland after the mother came to the UK with the child on holiday and then decided to stay indefinitely. The court refused to make the return order on the basis that the Irish court, which was dealing with the civil partner's application to become a guardian to the child, had not, at a previous hearing, ordered the child to remain in Ireland. This was not a case of wrongful removal and the court accepted undertakings from the mother that she would co-operate with the Irish proceedings. Judgment, 26/05/2017, free
  • Judgment, 11/04/2013, free
  • Application under the Hague child abduction convention brought in London on behalf of a Bosnian father living in Copenhagen against the Slovakian mother who brought the child from Denmark to England. The mother defended these proceedings on the basis that the father consented to her bringing the child to England, alternatively that he acquiesced in his being here. The defences were dismissed and an order for return was made. Judgment, 06/03/2014, free
  • Father's application for return of his child to Malta under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985. Mostyn J dismisses the application and also sets out a useful review of the principles involved. Judgment, 27/11/2014, free
  • Judgment, 04/04/2007, free

Published: 10/04/1997


Copyright in the original legal material published on the Family Law Hub is vested in Mills & Reeve LLP (as per date of publication shown on screen) unless indicated otherwise.


The Family Law Hub website relates to the legal position in England Wales and all of the material within it has been prepared with the aim of providing key information only and does not constitute legal advice in relation to any particular situation. While Mills & Reeve LLP aims to ensure that the information is correct at the date on which it is added to the website, the legal position can change frequently, and content will not always be updated following any relevant changes. You therefore acknowledge and agree that Mills & Reeve LLP and its members and employees accept no liability whatsoever in contract, tort or otherwise for any loss or damage caused by or arising directly or indirectly in connection with any use or reliance on the contents of our website except to the extent that such liability cannot be excluded by law.

Bookmark this item