Uhd v Mckay: FD 15 May 2019

Application under the Child Abduction and Custody Act 1985 for an order pursuant to Art 12 of the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (hereafter the 1980 Convention) directing the summary return of Ruby Margaret McKay-Uhd, born in December 2015 and now aged 3 years old, to the jurisdiction of Australia. The application is brought by the father of Ruby, Peter Stewart Uhd (hereafter ‘the father’). The father also applies under the 1996 Hague Convention to enforce certain orders he secured following Ruby’s abduction in ongoing children proceedings in the jurisdiction of Australia, requiring the return of Ruby to that jurisdiction (the father making clear he does not seek to enforce a concurrent order requiring Ruby to be placed in his care on return).
Held: M had repeatedly misrepresented the proceedings in Australia. Order for return.


Justice MacDonald


[2019] EWHC 1239 (Fam)




England and Wales

Children, International

Updated: 14 July 2022; Ref: scu.639757