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20 OCT 2015

Re F (Child’s Objections) [2015] EWCA Civ 1022

Re F (Child’s Objections) [2015] EWCA Civ 1022
(Court of Appeal, Moore-Bick VP, Richards, Black LJJ, 14 October 2015)

Abduction – Hague Convention – Child’s objections – Appeal

The full judgment is attached below

The father’s appeal from a return order was allowed on the basis that the judge had failed to give sufficient weight to the children’s objections and the Court of Appeal exercised its discretion not to make a return order.

Case No: B4/2015/ 2485 & 2666

Neutral Citation Number: [2015] EWCA Civ 1022

IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE FAMILY DIVISION
HIS HONOUR JUDGE BELLAMY
FD15P00183

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: 14/10/2015

Before :

LORD JUSTICE MOORE-BICK
Vice President of the Court of Appeal Civil Division

LORD JUSTICE RICHARDS
and
LADY JUSTICE BLACK

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RE F (CHILD’S OBJECTIONS)
Note: was called Re N on appeal

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Mr Nicholas Anderson (instructed by Foort Tayler Solicitors) for the Appellant
Mr David Williams QC & Miss Jacqueline Renton (instructed by Goodman Ray Solicitors) for the Respondent
Miss Mehvish Chaudhry (instructed by Dawson Cornwell) for the children’s litigation friend

Hearing dates : 18th September 2015

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Judgment

RE F (CHILD’S OBJECTIONS)

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