In the matter of L-C

15th January 2014

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the Matter of L-C. The judgment provides further clarification in relation to the evaluation of the habitual residence of children and the circumstances in which children should be joined to 1980 Hague Convention proceedings.

David Williams QC and Jacqueline Renton appeared on behalf of the successful 2nd Appellant, Chris Hames appeared as junior for the successful 1st Appellants. Teertha Gupta QC, Henry Setright QC and Michael Gration also appeared for other parties in the appeal.

The judgment can be accessed by clicking here and a brief analysis by David Williams QC can be found at