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 status.
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.
Read the judgment Re NY (a child) here: https://www.familylawweek.co.uk/site.aspx?i=ed201399.
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 a range of international children law matters, including relocation, Hague and non-Hague child abduction, international surrogacy, and cases of contested jurisdiction.