P and Q, Re (Hague Convention: Consent) (2021)

[2021] EWHC 2184 (Fam)



Cliona Papazian


Royal Courts of Justice

Practice Areas

International Children Law

Cliona Papazian represented the Respondent Mother, who successfully opposed the Father’s  application under the 1980 Hague Convention for the summary return of two children to the US. The judge concluded that ‘weighing all the evidence I would unhesitatingly decline to exercise my judgement to order the return of the children upon the defence of consent being made out’. He further found that there was no wrongful retention.  The Judge made a partial award of costs to the Mother arising from the Father’s litigation conduct.

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