S (A Child) (1980 Hague Convention Failure) [2022] EWHC 214 (family)

(Family Division, Peel J, February 1, 2022)

Abduction – Hague Convention – Return order – Prompt return – Timed return order – Power of court to impose conditions, adjourn proceedings or suspend order.

The Family Division issued, among other things, an order for the child’s return to Portugal, suspended until the mother obtained a visa to return to Portugal.


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This judgment was rendered in private. The judge authorized the publication of this version of the judgment on the condition that (regardless of what is contained in the judgment) in any published version of the judgment, the anonymity of the children and their family members is strictly preserved. Everyone, including representatives of the media, must ensure that this condition is strictly observed. Failure to do so will be in contempt of court.

Neutral citation number: [2022] EWHC 214 (family)

Case no.: FD21P00445 and FD21P00447

AT THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE

FAMILY DIVISION

IN THE MATTER OF THE CHILD ABDUCTION AND CUSTODY ACT 1985 IN THE MATTER OF THE SENIOR COURTS ACT 1981

IN THE BUSINESS OF S (a boy, born on 04.09.2020)

Royal courts of justice

Strand, London, WC2A 2LL

Date: February 1, 2022

Before :

Mr. JUSTICE PEEL

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A
3rd responder

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Edward Bennett (taught by Dawson Cornwell) for the plaintiff

The 1st, 2nd and 3rd defendants appeared in person

Court Dates: January 26-28, 2022

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Approved judgment

I direct that pursuant to CPR PD 39A, paragraph 6.1, no official stenographic notation be taken of this judgment and that copies of this version as rendered may be deemed authentic.

Judgement: S (A Child) (1980 Hague Convention Failure) [2022] EWHC 214 (family)

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