S (Inherent Jurisdiction Setting Aside Return Order) (Rev1) (2021)

: [2021] EWCA Civ 1223, [2021] WLR(D) 452, [2022] 1 FLR 186, [2022] Fam 237, [2022] 2 WLR 275



Cliona Papazian
Henry Setright KC


Royal Courts of Justice

Practice Areas

International Children Law

On application from the High Court, Cliona Papazian appeared on behalf of the Respondent. Moylan LJ concluded that the judge at first instance had failed to give sufficient consideration to the Mother’s application that the court should protect the children under the parens patriae jurisdiction. Her application was remitted to another judge of the Family Division to determine whether the circumstances were sufficiently compelling to require or make it necessary that the court should exercise its protective jurisdiction.

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