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FA v MA, [2021] EWHC 3024 (Fam)

Date:18 MAR 2022
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Family Division, Williams J, 10 September 2021)

Jurisdiction – Habitual residence – Whether son had lost habitual residence in England after adopting ‘globe-trotting’ lifestyle with mother – Whether parens patriae jurisdiction arising by reason of son’s nationality endured.

The Family Division dismissed the father's applications for child arrangements orders and made case management orders in relation to the inherent jurisdiction application seeking summary return.

 


 

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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 3024 (Fam) Case No: ME21P00244 
 
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE 
FAMILY DIVISION 
 
Royal Courts of Justice Strand, London, WC2A 2LL 
 
Date: 10/09/2021 
 
Before : 
 

MR JUSTICE WILLIAMS 

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Between

FA
Applicant 

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MA 
Respondent 

 
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Victoria Halsall (instructed by Evolve Family Law) for the Applicant 
Litigant in Person Respondent 
 

Hearing dates: 07 September 2021 

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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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This judgment was delivered in private. The judge has given leave for this version of the judgment to be published on condition that (irrespective of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment 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. 

Judgment: FA v MA [2021] EWHC 3024 (Fam)