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  • Application by mother for summary return of her child to Turkey under the Hague Child Abduction Convention. The father's attempted defence of acquiescence on the part of the mother was rejected and an order for return made. Judgment, 17/01/2019, free
  • A child, who was born in 2011, was conceived via IVF using the gametes of the parties but after they had separated and without the permission of the father (the mother had forged his signature on the papers). Father succeeded on all aspects of his primary case against the clinic for breach of contract. However, the judge held that he could not recover damages for the cost of the child's upbringing for reasons of policy. His appeal against this decision failed. Judgment, 18/12/2018, free
  • Decision adjourned as to whether to allow the child, who had previously been wrongfully retained in Mexico but who was now back in the UK, to travel to Mexico with her mother. Judgment, 17/12/2018, free
  • In brief: There had been a violation of the father’s (“F”) Article 8 rights where the domestic authorities had delayed in enforcing F’s contact order. It had taken two years for F to see his child and the enforcement proceedings are still pending, further exacerbating the lack of contact between F and child in the face of a hostile mother. Judgment, 17/12/2018, free
  • The judge was entitled to say that this was an appropriate case for a shared residence order and that the mother should move from the North East to the South East such that shared care could work. Judgment, 14/12/2018, free

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