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Local Authority B v X (Mother) and others [2020] EWFC 37

Date:26 MAY 2020
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(Family Court, Cobb J, 6 May 2020)

Public law children – Care proceedings – Jurisdiction

The Family Court held that the child was unusually without a 'habitual residence', but in those circumstances the court could assume jurisdiction to determine the proceedings. 


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Neutral Citation Number: [2020] EWFC 37

Case No: LS18C00768

IN THE FAMILY COURT SITTING AT LEEDS

SITTING AT THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 06/05/2020

Before:

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB

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Between:

Local Authority B
Applicant

- and -

X (mother)

-and-

V (father)

-and-

T

(by his Children’s Guardian)
Respondents

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Re T (Jurisdiction: BIIR: Cyprus)

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Gillian Irving QC and Michael Gration (instructed by Legal Services for Local Authority B) for the Local Authority
Mark Twomey QC and Alexander Laing (instructed by Lam & Meerabux) for the Mother
Nkumbe Ekaney QC (instructed by Makin Dixon) for the Father

Karl Rowley QC and Clare Garnham (instructed by Ridley & Hall) for the Children’s Guardian

Hearing dates: 16 & 17 July 2019

HAND DOWN OF JUDGMENT [6 MAY 2020] AT A REMOTE HEARING LISTED AT THE FAMILY COURT IN SHEFFIELD

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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.

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE COBB

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: Local Authority B v X (Mother) and others [2020] EWFC 37

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