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G v D (Art 13b: Absence of Protective Measures) [2020] EWHC 1476 (Fam)

Date:24 JUN 2020
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(Family Division, MacDonald J, 8 June 2020)

Child abduction – Summary return – Hague Convention

The Family Division dismissed the father’s application and lifted the stay on care proceedings.

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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWHC 1476 (Fam)

Case No: FD20P00199



Sitting Remotely

Date: 08/06/2020



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Between :


- and -

First Respondent


E and N

(By their Children’s Guardian)
Second and Third Respondents


Trafford Borough Council

Fourth Respondent


Mr Brian Jubb (instructed by MSB Solicitors) for the Applicant
Ms Fiona Holloran (instructed by AFG Law ) for the First Respondent
Mr Gordon Semple (instructed by Waddell, Taylor Bryan Solicitors) for the Second and Third Respondents
Ms Samantha Birtles (instructed by the Local Authority Solicitor) for the Fourth Respondent

Hearing dates: 4 June 2020

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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. Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10.30am on 8 June 2020.


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in it) to be published on condition always that the names and the addresses of the parties and the children must not be published.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

Judgment: G v D (Art 13(b) Absence of Protective Measures) [2020] EWHC 1476 (Fam)


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