re A (A Child): CA 23 Jun 2016

These two linked appeals concern A, who is a boy of nearly 4 years old. The appellant is A’s father and the respondent is his mother. The appeals are against (1) a collection order made in relation to A by Mr Justice Macdonald on 9 October 2015 at a hearing without notice to the father and (2) an order made by Mr Justice Mostyn on 16 October 2015 requiring the return of A to Sweden the following day ‘unless . . a court in Sweden makes an order that the child can remain in the . . .father’s care until the conclusion of the case’. The collection order was executed on 13 October 2015 and A was put into the care of the local authority, which is where he was at the time of Mostyn J’s order on 16 October 2015, and at the time of the appeal hearing before us. The return order was stayed pending the appeal.

Munby J P FD, Black LJ, Sir Stephen Richards
[2016] EWCA Civ 572
England and Wales

Children, International

Updated: 18 January 2022; Ref: scu.565950