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A Local Authority v AG (No 2) [2020] EWHC 1346 (Fam)

Date:17 JUN 2020
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(Family Division, Mostyn J, 28 May 2020)

Domestic abuse – Protective orders – Diplomatic immunity – Declaration of incompatibility

The Family Division held that there were good reasons in the public interest why the declaration of incompatibility application should be allowed to proceed.

 


 

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 1346 (Fam)

Case No: ZW20C00036

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 28/05/2020

Before :

MR JUSTICE MOSTYN

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Between :

A Local Authority
Applicant

- and -

AG
1st Respondent

- and -

DG
2nd Respondent

- and -

SG, GG & AG
(through their Children’s Guardian)
3rd Respondents

-and-

The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
Intervener

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Ms Hannah Markham QC & Ms Kate Tompkins (instructed by HB Public Law) for the Applicant
Ms Gemma Taylor QC & Ms Gemma Farrington (instructed by Astrea Law) for the 1st Respondent
Mr Damian Woodward-Carlton QC & Ms Jennifer Youngs (instructed by Corper Solicitors) for the 2nd Respondent
Professor Jo Delahunty QC, Ms Lucy Logan Green & Mr Chris Barnes (instructed by Creightons) for the 3rd Respondents
Sir James Eadie QC, Professor Vaughan Lowe QC, Ms Joanne Clement, Mr Jason Pobjoy & Ms Belinda McRae (instructed by the Government Legal Department) for the Intervener

Hearing date: 18 May 2020

The hearing was conducted remotely by Zoom

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This judgment was given in public but is subject to a reporting restriction order. The children, their parents, the local authority and the foreign government may not be identified in any report. Breach of this order will be a contempt of court. In any report this case should be referred to as A Local Authority v AG (No. 2).

Approved Judgment

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.

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MR JUSTICE MOSTYN

 

Judgment: A Local Authority v AG (No 2) [2020] EWHC 1346 (Fam)

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