re S (A Child) (Abduction: Hearing The Child): CA 4 Dec 2014

The court had under its inherent jurisdiction ordered the mother to return the seven year old child A to the father in Russia.
Held: Even though the hearing did not take place under the Hague Convention or Brussels II, the court had an obligation to consider arrangements itself to hear the child. M’s appeal succeeded.


Tomlinson, Ryder, King LJJ


[2014] EWCA Civ 1557, [2014] WLR(D) 522, [2015] 1 FCR 223, [2015] Fam 263, [2015] Fam Law 118, [2015] 2 FLR 588, [2015] 3 WLR 10


Bailii, WLRD


Hague Convention on the International Aspects of Child Abduction 1980, Brussels II revised


England and Wales

Cited by:

CitedIn re NY (A Child) (Reunite International and others intervening) SC 30-Oct-2019
The father had applied for a summary order requiring the return of the daughter to Israel. The Court was asked to consider whether the Court of Appeal, having determined that such an order could not be granted under the Hague Convention on the Civil . .
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Updated: 06 May 2022; Ref: scu.539586