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Warrington Borough Council v W (Care Proceedings: Jurisdiction) [2021] EWFC 68

Date:6 DEC 2021
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(Family Court, MacDonald J, 31 August 2021) 

Jurisdiction – Habitual residence – Hague Convention 1996, art 5

The Family Court accepted the local authority's claim that the English courts had jurisdiction under art 5 of the Hague Convention 1996 to make orders under Part IV of the Children Act 1989 in respect of a non-British boy (K), originally from Gabon, based on K’s habitual residence in England and Wales.


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Neutral Citation Number: [2021] EWFC 68

Case No: LV21C01158

IN THE FAMILY COURT
SITTING AT THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 31/08/2021

Before:

THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE MACDONALD

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Between:

Warrington Borough Council
Applicant

- and -

T
First 
Respondent

-and- 

R
Second 
Respondent

-and- 

W
Third 
Respondent

-and- 


(By his Children’s Guardian)
Fourth Respondent

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Mr Shaun Spencer (instructed by the Borough Solicitor) for the Applicant
The Second Respondent did not appear and was not represented
Ms Lisa Edmunds (instructed by [a firm]) for the First Respondent 
Mr Simon Povoas (instructed by [a firm]) for the Third Respondent
Ms Ann Beattie (instructed by [a firm]) for the Fourth Respondent

Hearing dates: 9 July 2021

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Approved Judgment

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. Covid-19 Protocol: This judgment was handed down remotely by circulation to the parties' representatives by email. The date and time for hand-down is deemed to be at 10.30am on 31 August 2021.

Judgment: Warrington Borough Council v W [2021] EWFC 68

 

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