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Re C (A Child) [2021] EWFC 32

Date:21 APR 2021
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Law Reporter

(Family Court, Sir James Munby, 13 April 2021)

Jurisdiction – Financial remedies – Sch 1, Children Act 1989 – Mother moved to England – Father issued proceedings in Monaco – Whether English court had jurisdiction to hear mother’s application

The court held that the English court had jurisdiction to hear the mother’s application on the basis of the Maintenance Regulation.  

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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWFC 32

Case No: ZC19P04101

At the Royal Courts of Justice (sitting remotely)

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 13 April 2021

Before :


(Sitting as a Judge of the High Court)


In the matter of C (A Child)

Between :


- and -




Mr Stewart Leech QC and Ms Petra Teacher (instructed by [a firm]) for the applicant (C’s mother)
Mr Tim Amos QC and Mr Deepak Nagpal QC (instructed by [a firm]) for the respondent (C’s father)

Hearing dates: 24-26 March 2021


Judgment Approved by the court for handing down

Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment will be handed down by the judge remotely by circulation to the parties’ representatives by email and by placing it on BAILII. The date and time for hand-down will be deemed to be in Open Court at 2pm on 13 April 2021 (at which time the judgment will be published on BAILII)

Judgment: Re C (A Child) [2021] EWFC 32

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