Eight 4PB members instructed in the Supreme Court matter of NY (A Child) [2019] UKSC 49

31st October 2019

Henry Setright QC; Teertha Gupta QC; Christopher Hames QC; Mark Jarman; Michael Gration; Jacqueline Renton; Michael Edwards and Charlotte Baker.

The UKSC has handed down judgment In the matter of NY (A Child) [2019] UKSC 49 , an important decision clarifying the High Court’s powers under the inherent jurisdiction to order the summary return of children.

Henry Setright QC, Mark Jarman and Michael Gration represented the respondent. They successfully argued that the inherent jurisdiction remained available to applicants seeking summary return both generally, and in circumstances where for technical reasons a 1980 Hague Convention application had been refused.

Teertha Gupta QC and Jacqueline Renton represented the intervener, Reunite and Christopher Hames QC, Michael Edwards and Charlotte Baker represented the intervener, The International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice (ICFLPP). The interveners supported the respondent on the point of principle engaged in the appeal.