(Family Court, Nicholas Cusworth QC, sitting as a deputy High Court judge, 01 March 2021)
Jurisdiction - Art 13 - Hague Convention 1996 – Proceedings in Russian and English court – Neither court had made a determination as to jurisdiction – Mother applied for a stay of the English proceedings
The mother’s application to stay the English proceedings on the basis of Art 13 of the Hague Convention 1996 was refused.
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Neutral Citation Number:  EWFC 17
Case No: ZC20P01401
In the Family Court
Sitting in the Royal Courts of Justice
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
MR NICHOLAS CUSWORTH QC
SITTING AS A DEPUTY HIGH COURT JUDGE
In the matter of AA (d.o.b. [a date]) and BB (d.o.b. [a date])
Richard Harrison QC and William Tyzack (instructed by [ a firm]) for the Applicant
Teertha Gupta QC and Jennifer Perrins (instructed by [a firm]) for the
Hearing date: 17 February 2021
I direct that no official shorthand note shall be taken of this Judgment and that copies of this
version as handed down may be treated as authentic.
MR NICHOLAS CUSWORTH QC (SITTING AS A DEPUTY HIGH COURT JUDGE)
This judgment was delivered in private on 1 March 2021. It consists of 60 paragraphs and has been signed and dated by the judge. 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: Re AA and BB  EWFC 17