Re C 2018 UKSC 8

14th February 2018

The UK Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in Re C 2018 UKSC 8. All seven Counsel involved in the case are from 4PB.

The appeal was allowed by a majority decision. The case is a landmark decision in the field of international children law, domestically and internationally, as it establishes that:  (a) that repudiatory retention is a legally binding principle in Hague Convention 1980 proceedings and (b) an application for return will fail if the child concerned has become habitually resident in the requested state before any wrongful removal or retention occurs.


All counsel involved in the case were from 4 Paper Buildings: Henry Setright QC and Michael Gration (appellant); Charles Hale QC, Jacqueline Renton and Michael Edwards (respondent) and Christopher Hames QC and Mark Jarman (intervener).”

To read the full judgement click here