Our website is set to allow the use of cookies. For more information and to change settings click here. If you are happy with cookies please click "Continue" or simply continue browsing. Continue.

Family Law

The leading authority on all aspects of family law

Court of Protection Practice and Procedure Conference 2016

A comprehensive guide to best practice and current thinking

26 JUL 2007

ABDUCTION: M v M [2007] EWHC 1820

(Family Division; Roderic Wood J; 26 July 2007)

The court rejected the mother's defence of grave risk in response to the father's application for summary return of the children to Zimbabwe. Although the overall picture was that there were risks to certain groups in certain parts of the country, there was no suggestion that Zimbabwe had been reduced to a state of civil war or anything like it, nor that there were grave risks to any person, citizen or visitor, to Zimbabwe if basic safety precautions were taken. The judge rejected the notion of the 'failed state' and any risks particular or general to the two children. The children had been born and raised in Zimbabwe, neither they nor their mother had any lawful right to remain in the UK and, although settlement had been established, the judge exercised his discretion for an immediate return.

Family Law Reports

Family Law Reports

"The unrivalled and authoritative source of judicially approved case reports, covering all areas...

More Info from £166.00
Available in Family Law Online
Red Book Plus

Red Book Plus

Family Court Essential Materials

This ready reference guide for all family court practitioners and judges provides a portable...

Subscribe to our newsletters