Re R (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1016 and Relocations Within the Jurisdiction – Family Law Week

Posted November 25th, 2016 in child abduction, news, proportionality by tracey

‘Claire Molyneux, Senior Associate at Mills & Reeve LLP, considers an interesting review and reiteration by the Court of Appeal of the approach to be taken in relocations of an internal nature.’

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Family Law Week, 24th November 2016

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Child trafficking: Scores missing from UK care homes – BBC News

‘Trafficked children and unaccompanied child asylum seekers are going missing from UK care homes at “an alarmingly high rate”, two charities have said.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2016

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Child Abduction: the Article 13(b) defence and protective measures – Family Law Week

Posted October 20th, 2016 in child abduction, defences, domestic violence, news, treaties by tracey

‘Lauren Bovington, paralegal, International Family Law Group LLP, analyses a recent important Court of Appeal judgment concerning the Article 13(b) defence in 1980 Hague Convention proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 20th October 2016

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Paying the Price of Love: Costs in Hague Cases – Family Law Week

Posted September 27th, 2016 in child abduction, civil procedure rules, costs, international courts, news, treaties by sally

‘Sarah Lucy Cooper, barrister of Thomas More Chambers, considers the circumstances in which a respondent might secure a costs order against an applicant in Hague Convention abduction proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 21st September 2016

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In re D (A Child) (Recognition of Foreign Order) (Reunite Child Abduction Centre and another intervening) – WLR Daily

In re D (A Child) (Recognition of Foreign Order) (Reunite Child Abduction Centre and another intervening)

‘In litigation in Romania concerning the care and custody of a 10 year-old child born to Romanian parents who had lived most of his life with his mother in England, the Bucharest Court of Appeal awarded custody of the child to his father. The father obtained an order in the High Court for recognition and registration of that decision under article 21(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility. The mother appealed to a High Court judge pursuant to article 33 of the Regulation. The judge, allowing the appeal, refused recognition of the Romanian court order under article 23(b) on the ground that the order had been made without the child having been given an opportunity to be heard. The father, having unsuccessfully appealed to the Court of Appeal, obtained leave for a further appeal to the Supreme Court. Upon the mother challenging the father’s right to a further appeal, the Supreme Court convened a preliminary hearing to determine whether it had jurisdiction to proceed with the appeal.’

WLR Daily, 29th June 2015

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International Children Law Update: June 2016 – Family Law Week

‘Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.’

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Family Law Week, 7th June 2016

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Judge rules on Madonna custody dispute – BBC News

‘Madonna has been granted permission to end the British legal action over the custody of her 15-year-old son, Rocco.’

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BBC News, 21st March 2016

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In the Matter of B (A Child): Habitual Residence and the Child-Centric Approach to Jurisdiction – Family Law Week

‘Habitual residence lies at the heart of the 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“the 1980 Hague Convention”), and is the cornerstone of jurisdiction in international child law.  Yet despite the centrality of the concept, its definition and application have always left much room for argument; and although it is often described as “a question of fact”, it has generated large volumes of authority at the highest level.’

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Family Law Week, 14 February 2016

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Tipstaff Orders – Family Law Week

Posted August 27th, 2015 in child abduction, enforcement, family courts, news, practice directions by sally

‘Sarah Jennings, barrister of 3PB Chambers, examines the purpose of and procedure for obtaining tipstaff orders.’

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Family Law Week, 26th August 2015

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Judge tags families over fears they could take children to Islamic State areas – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2015 in child abduction, children, electronic monitoring, news, terrorism by sally

‘Adult members of two families have been ordered by a judge to be immediately fitted with electronic monitoring tags because of fears they could take children to areas controlled by Islamic State.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2015

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Child Abduction and Inchoate Rights – Family Law week

Posted June 19th, 2015 in child abduction, law reports, parental responsibility, treaties by tracey

‘Marie Crawford, barrister of Becket Chambers, considers one of the most significant developments in relation to child abduction cases in the last thirty years.’

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Family Law Week, 11th June 2015

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Rebecca Minnock: Grandmother jailed over missing mum lies – BBC News

Posted June 15th, 2015 in child abduction, contempt of court, custody, news, sentencing by sally

‘A grandmother has been sentenced to 10 days in prison for lying in court about the disappearance of her daughter and three-year-old grandson.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2015

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Mother and son missing after custody ruling in Bristol – The Guardian

‘Judge takes exceptional step of lifting reporting restrictions to help find Rebecca and Ethan Minnock and reunite three-year-old with his father.’

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The Guardian, 9th June 2015

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International Children Law Update: February 2015 – Family Law Week

Posted February 27th, 2015 in child abduction, costs, enforcement, foreign jurisdictions, news, wardship by tracey

‘Jacqueline Renton, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, reviews the latest key decisions in international children law.’

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Family Law Week, 23rd February 2015

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In re M and others (Children) (Abduction: Child’s Objections) – WLR Daily

In re M and others (Children) (Abduction: Child’s Objections) [2015] EWCA Civ 26; [2015] WLR (D) 44

‘Where a court was determining, for the purposes of article 13 of the Hague Convention 1980, whether a child objected to being returned and had attained the age and degree of maturity at which it was appropriate to take account of its views, the use of sub-tests and technicality were to be avoided.’

WLR Daily, 27th January 2015

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“Nowadays not all law can be simple law; but the best law remains simple law” – Family Law Week

Posted February 11th, 2015 in appeals, child abduction, children, consent, custody, families, joinder, litigation friends, news by sally

‘Christopher Hames and Dorothea Gartland, of 4 Paper Buildings, & Nina Hansen, a partner of Freemans Solicitors, consider the important Court of Appeal judgment in Re M (Republic of Ireland) (Children’s Objection) (Joinder of Children as Parties).’

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Family Law Week, 4th February 2015

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The Separate Representation of Children in Child Abduction Proceedings – Family Law Week

Posted January 7th, 2015 in appeals, child abduction, children, delay, legal representation, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Esther Lieu, barrister of 3PB Chambers, explores how the role of children has developed Hague Convention child abduction proceedings.’

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Family Law Week, 6th January 2015

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Home Office agrees to fund search for Ben Needham – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2015 in child abduction, children, Greece, missing persons, news by tracey

‘The Home Office has agreed to fund a team of British detectives to help search for toddler Ben Needham who went missing in Greece more than 20 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2015

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In re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hearing the Child) – WLR Daily

Posted December 9th, 2014 in appeals, child abduction, children, custody, EC law, law reports, treaties by sally

In re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hearing the Child) [2014] EWCA Civ 1557; [2014] WLR (D) 522

‘Where the court was exercising it’s inherent jurisdiction relating to the abduction or retention of a child where neither the Hague Convention on the International Aspects of Child Abduction 1980, nor article 11(2) of Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 (“Brussels II revised”) applied, the same principle of effective access to justice for a child as applied to cases involving the Convention and the Regulation was engaged and the court was obliged to consider whether and how to hear the child concerned.’

WLR Daily, 4th December 2014

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Child abduction changes – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 4th, 2014 in child abduction, detention, false imprisonment, kidnapping, news, reports, sentencing by sally

‘Proposed amendments to child abduction legislation will have a far-reaching impact on family law, write Joanna Farrands and Helen Habershon.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 1st December 2014

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