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Case summary: Re: A (a child: FGM: asylum) [2019] EWHC 2475

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Srishti Suresh reviews the recent decision from the President of the Family Division   In the case of A (a child: female genital mutilation: asylum) EWHC 2475, the President considered

Coram is Successful at Supreme Court in Re: NY

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Coram was successful in acting for the appellant in Re NY (A Child) before the UK Supreme Court. The matter considered the use of inherent jurisdiction to order summary re-location. The Court

Re NY (A Child) – Update

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Coram is acting for the appellant in Re NY (A Child), regarding use of inherent jurisdiction to order summary re-location. The Supreme Court's judgment is due this Wednesday, 30 October. Mark

International Children Law Newsletter – 1st Edition

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Coram Chambers is delighted to announce the launch of our International Children Law newsletter. This newsletter will be published quarterly and provide updates on recent case law decisions and

Coram’s Inaugural International Children Law Conference

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Scroll below to book tickets Coram Chambers is hosting its inaugural International Children Law Conference on 6 November 2019.  Our International Children Law team is instructed on a range

In the matter of NY (a child)

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This case will be discussed in detail at Coram's inaugural International Children Law Conference. Book here.   In the matter of NY (a child) Alex Laing   The leading,

Extradition: what the family lawyer needs to know

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Extradition: what the family lawyer needs to know Sarah Tyler The relocation of children across borders and international separation of children from their parents raises a number of significant

Determining child welfare where there are proceedings in a third-party non-member state

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Summary: W v L (Forum Conveniens) EWHC 1995 (Fam) Hannah Gomersall MacDonald J summarised the legal principles in determining the appropriate forum to determine child welfare where there are

Applying the lessons of psychology to the practicalities of relocation

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Applying the lessons of psychology to the practicalities of relocation Matthew Richardson Relocation applications are unusual in the extent to which the client’s ability to address the

ECtHR decision brings forced marriage within Article 3 ECHR

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ECtHR decision brings forced marriage within Article 3 ECHR Rachel Cooper In July 2019, Princess Haya Bint Hussein, estranged wife of Sheikh Mohammed Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime

Cases in which assistance is sought from authorities abroad

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Re V - Z (Children) EWCA Civ 475 Summary by Ramanjit Kang   One of the key points that came from Re V - Z (Children)  EWCA Civ 475 was how important it is for there to be clear

J (Children) [2019] EWCA Civ 1335

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J (Children) EWCA Civ 1335 Summary by Rachel Cooper   The Court of Appeal considered appeals against costs orders made in the context of a high-profile and notorious child abduction

Re H (Abduction: Retention in Non-Contracting State) [2019] EWCA Civ 672

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Gill Honeyman has written a case summary for Family Law Week on Re H (Abduction: Retention in Non-Contracting state) EWCA Civ 672. The case involves an Australian father and a mother that was

LB of Waltham Forest v X, Y, Z & Ors (Inherent Jurisdiction) [2019] EWHC 846 (Fam)

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The below is a case summary of LB of Waltham Forest v X, Y, Z & Ors (inherent jurisdiction), EWHC 846(Fam). In this case the local authority applied for and was granted permission on an

Application for referral to CJEU

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Mark Twomey QC and Alex Laing are in the High Court today (Re: L) on an application for referral to Court of Justice of the European Union. The issue is the meaning of "Member State" in article

MB v TB (Art 13 Alleged Risk of Oppressive Litigation) [2019] EWHC 1019 (Fam)

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Gill Honeyman wrote a case summary for Family Law Week on MB v TB (Art 13 Alleged Risk of Oppressive Litigation) EWHC 1019 (Fam). The case involves an 8 year old girl, who lived with her mother

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) EWCA Civ 1065. The matter was a 1980 Hague Convention appeal, in which Reunite International had intervenor

Calming the Brexit waters: the UK – Switzerland citizens’ rights agreement

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Written by Richard Yorke, international family law barrister in London and Zurich True to its word, the Swiss government’s “Mind the Gap” strategy (assumed to have been thought up by

Mark Twomey QC Speaks on Juvenile Justice in Kazakhstan

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Mark Twomey QC was invited to speak on 21 September at the Unicef Kazakhstan and Supreme Court Conference in Astana, Kazakhstan. He presented on the topics of Juvenile Justice and the Family Courts,

Hague Convention Proceedings to be Swift and Summary

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Alex Laing appeared before Mr. Justice Holman for a mother, on proceedings involving the Hague Convention for a summary return of two children to America. The judgment is cited as Letts v Letts EWHC

New Judgment on International Child Abduction and Determining Habitual Residence

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Alex Laing of Coram Chambers acted in the just-reported case of AB v CD EWHC 1021 (Fam). The case concerned international child abduction and the determination of habitual residence. For

Julia Queen Provides a Roundup of 2017 Law Cases heard in the European Court of Human Rights

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Julia Queen Provides a Roundup of 2017 Law Cases heard in the European Court of Human Rights Coram’s very own passionate advocate of children’s rights, Julia Queen, provides a round of law