Case archive



Child abduction appeal allowed for child retained in England over Christmas

A father whose application under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention was dismissed because the child’s habitual residence was held not to be in France has succeeded in appealing the decision in the English courts. 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 15 September 2020

German children who spent a year in England held on appeal to have acquired habitual residence

A mother who was found by the English High Court of Justice to have wrongfully retained her children in England after moving from Germany with them has successfully appealed the decision in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division). 

England and Wales Court of Appeal 2 September 2020

Court of Appeal orders rehearing for child abduction application

A Polish national who made a return order for his young child under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention has had his application remitted for rehearing following an appeal by the child’s mother.

England and Wales Court of Appeal 21 July 2020