Standard Directions in Hague Convention Cases involving Cafcass High Court Team

By Jonathan Cailes - 12 November 2012

The acting President of the Family Division, the Hon Mr Justice Holman, has issued guidance on standard directions in Hague Convention cases involving the Cafcass High Court Team.

The guidance, which will mostly be of relevance in the Royal Courts of Justice, has been approved by judges of the Family Division and the Cafcass High Court Team.

It will assist practitioners handling cases that involve the 1996 Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-Operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children, which came into force for England on 1 November 2012.

The guidance document is available below.

 

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