Jurisdiction: Only with good reason

Harry White discusses circumstances in which the court’s residual parens patriae jurisdiction may be utilised where a child is a British national but not habitually resident in England and Wales In order for the court to exercise the residual jurisdiction there must exist circumstances which are sufficiently compelling to require or make it necessary that …
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Cases Referenced

  • K v H [2021] EWHC 1918 (Fam)
  • M (A Child) [2020] EWCA Civ 922
  • Re S (Children) (Inherent Jurisdiction: Setting Aside Return Order) [2021] EWCA Civ 1223