A landmark decision by the Supreme Court about jurisdiction habitual residence and nationality was made on Monday, 9th September 2013.
Mediator and Partner at FJG, Kate Taylor commented: “The issue in this case is whether the High Court of England and Wales has jurisdiction to order the ‘return’ to this country of a small child who has never lived in the UK (or even been here), on the basis that he is habitually resident in the UK or that he has British nationality. The guidance given in relation to the habitual residence is of wide significance and relevant to all international family law cases (not just disputes concerning children).”.
The judgment can be found here.
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