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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 10.00am on 31 March 2020
Neutral Citation Number:  EWHC 834 (Fam)
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE FAMILY DIVISION
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
Date: 31 March 2020
IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILD ABDUCTION AND CUSTODY ACT 1985
AND IN THE MATTER OF THE INHERENT JURISDICTION
AND IN THE MATTER OF COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No. 2201/2003
IN THE MATTER OF PT (A CHILD)
MR DAVID REES QC
(Sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court)
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Mr Edward Bennett (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) for the Applicant
The Respondent appeared in person
Hearing date 27 March 2020
I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A para 6.1 no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this version as handed down may be treated as authentic.
This judgment was delivered in private. The Judge has given permission for this anonymised version of the judgment (and any of the facts and matters contained in it) to be published on condition always that the names and the addresses of the parties and the children must not be published. For the avoidance of doubt, the strict prohibition on publishing the names and addresses of the parties and the children will continue to apply where that information has been obtained by using the contents of this judgment to discover information already in the public domain. All persons, including representatives of the media, must ensure that these conditions are strictly complied with. Failure to do so will be a contempt of court.