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JK v LM [2020] EWHC 1566 (Fam)

Jul 9, 2020, 15:26 PM
Wrongful retention – Hague Convention – Summary return
The Family Division dismissed the mother’s application for summary return of the three children.
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(Family Division, Nigel Poole QC, 17 June 2020)

Wrongful retention – Hague Convention – Summary return

The Family Division dismissed the mother’s application for summary return of the three children.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 1566 (Fam)

Case No: FD19P00712

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILD ABDUCTION AND CUSTODY ACT 1985

AND IN THE MATTER OF THE COUNCIL REGULATION EC NUMBER 2201/2003 (BRUSSELS IIR)

IN THE MATTER OF THE SENIOR COURTS ACT 1981

IN THE MATTER OF G (a girl), F (a boy) & E (a boy)

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 17/06/2020

Before:

Nigel Poole QC, Sitting as a Deputy High Court Judge

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Between:

JK (Mother)
Applicant

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LM (Father)
Respondent

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Mr Paul Hepher (instructed by Williscroft & Co.) for the Applicant
Mr Michael Gration (instructed by Waldrons Solicitors) for the Respondent

Hearing date: 27 May 2020

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Approved Judgment

This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published. The anonymity of the children and members of their family must be strictly preserved. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.

Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down by the judge remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email and release to Bailii. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be 10.30am on 17th June 2020.

Judgment:  JK v LM [2020] EWHC 1566 (Fam)

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