(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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Case No: LV21C01158
IN THE FAMILY COURT
SITTING AT THE ROYAL COURTS OF JUSTICE
THE HONOURABLE MR JUSTICE MACDONALD
Warrington Borough Council
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(By his Children’s Guardian)
Hearing dates: 9 July 2021