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

27 AUG 2005

HUMAN RIGHTS: Re SK (Proposed Plaintiff) (An Adult by Way of her Litigation Friend) [2004] EWHC 3202 (Fam)

(3 February 2005; Singer J; Family Division) [2005] 2 FLR 230

Dealing with a case of suspected forced marriage of an adult British citizen during her stay in Bangladesh, the court noted that the inherent jurisdiction of the High Court could be used so that where an adult had been deprived of the capacity to make relevant decisions and there was disagreement about what should be done in his or her best interests, or if there were a serious issue as to the propriety of what was being proposed, recourse could be had to the court for declaratory relief. The court gave leave to issue a process by way of originating summons, naming the parents as defendants, with the aim of arranging for the woman to be seen by an official at the High Commission in Dhaka. The court order included injunctions preventing a ceremony of marriage or the use of threats, intimidation, harassment or violence, with powers of arrest attached. A bench order was issued requiring the attendance of certain relatives, for them to give evidence of their last knowledge of the woman's precise whereabouts.

Red Book Plus

Family Court Essential Materials

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

More Info from £55.00

Family Court Practice 2016, The

(Red Book)

Order your copy today and get the Autumn Supplement

More Info from £465.00
Available in Family Law Online
Subscribe to our newsletters