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W v L (Forum Conveniens) [2019] EWHC 1995 (Fam)
Date:14 AUG 2019
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(Family Division, MacDonald J, 19 July 2019)

Jurisdiction – Child born in England – Father moved back to Jordan – Mother sought declarations under the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction.

The Family Division held that the child was habitually resident in England and therefore the court had jurisdiction in relation to matters of parental responsibility.

 


 

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Neutral Citation Number: [2019] EWHC 1995 (Fam)
 

Case No: FD19P00264

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
FAMILY DIVISION

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
 
Date: 19/07/2019
 
Before :
 

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE MACDONALD

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Between :
 

W
Applicant

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L
Respondent
 
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Mr Alistair Perkins (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) for the Applicant
The Respondent appeared in person
 

Hearing dates: 18 and 19 July 2019

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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.

 
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THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE MACDONALD
 
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in it) to be published on condition always that the names and the addresses of the parties and the children must not be published.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: W v L (Forum Conveniens) [2019] EWHC 1995 (Fam).doc

 

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