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  • Applications by father for return of children to England from China. Lieven J found that the children were habitually resident in China and therefore the English Courts did not have jurisdiction. Judgment, 11/02/2019, free
  • Father's application for children to be made wards of court and for summary return of them to Nigeria. Application successful as the judge found that their welfare would be better served by determination in Nigeria. Judgment, 12/12/2018, free
  • A return order was made such that the child, who had been abducted from Spain to live in the UK, was returned to Spain to live with his father. Judgment, 07/11/2018, free
  • The court ruled that the 4 year old child was habitually resident in Latvia at the time his mother unilaterally removed him to the UK and that he should be returned to Latvia within 14 days. Judgment, 25/10/2018, free
  • Father's appeal against orders to facilitate the return of his 15 year old daughter from Thailand back to the UK was refused on the basis that concerns relating to her estrangement from her mother, her apparent lack of education and the lack of any clarity about her living circumstances had not been alleviated. Judgment, 19/09/2018, free

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