The case involves an 8 year old girl, who lived with her mother in Israel and had contact with her father. The mother moved the child to England in 2018 after making significant preparations, but described it as a holiday. The mother accepted that she misled the child because she did not want to incur delays related to making an application for permission to remove. As a result, the father issued applications in Israel to protect his interests as well as Hague proceedings.
Gill’s summary discusses the court’s decision to order summary return of the child to Israel and the arguments presented by both parties. It can be read here.
This post was written for Coram’s international children law blog. Our International Children Law team has extensive experience in public and private child disputes. We act as family law barristers on child and finance matters, including cases dealing with child abduction, surrogacy, division of finances upon divorce, and cases of contested jurisdiction.