M (Children) (Abduction: Joinder of Children) (2021)

[2021] EWHC 635 (Fam)



Cliona Papazian


Royal Courts of Justice

Practice Areas

International Children Law

Cliona Papazian represented the father in Hague Convention Proceedings. The court was concerned whether two children (aged 15 and 14) should be joined to proceedings for their return to Canada. They sought joinder on the basis that they were mature teenagers with strong objections to returning to Canada and the officer had failed to identify their objections.  The Court determined that it was in their best interests to be joined and because it was a case of significant difficulty.

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