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JM v RM [2021] EWHC 315 (Fam)

Date:5 MAR 2021
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Law Reporter

(Family Division, Mostyn J, 22 February 2021)

Abduction – Wrongful retention – Hague Convention application – Mother decided not to return to Australia with children – COVID 19 prevented travel – Whether the mother had wrongfully retained the children – Acquiescence

The father’s application for a return order was refused on the basis that the Hague Convention was not invoked or that the father had acquiesced.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWHC 315 (Fam)

Case No: FD20P00677

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
Sitting remotely

Date: 22/02/2021

Before :

MR JUSTICE MOSTYN

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Between :

JM
Applicant

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RM
Respondent

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Katy Chokowry (instructed by IFLG LLP) for the Applicant
Mark Jarman (instructed by MSB Sols) for the respondent

Hearing dates: 15-16 February 2021

The case was heard remotely using Microsoft Teams

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Approved Judgment

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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: JM v RM [2021] EWHC 315 (Fam)

 

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