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Coram acts in Hague Convention appeal involving summary return of child to Israel

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Mark Twomey QC and Alex Laing acted for the appellant in judgment, Re NY (A Child) [2019] EWCA Civ 1065. The matter was a 1980 Hague Convention appeal, in which Reunite International was an intervenor.

The issues on appeal included:

  • retention within scope of 1980 Convention
  • use of protective measures
  • order of summary return under either the 1980 Convention or the inherent jurisdiction

For background, the parties were born and married in Israel, where they had the child in 2016. They worked and lived in Israel, until moving to England in 2019 following marital difficulties. They spent six weeks in England before filing for divorce. At that time, the father returned to Israel and began proceedings there, while the mother issued divorce proceedings in London.

To read the judgment, click here: https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed201399.

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