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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.
Alex Verdan QC, Michael Edwards and Indu Kumar are in the Supreme Court on Wednesday – Thursday this week, in Williams v LB Hackney. They are representing the Family Rights Group.
4 Paper Buildings is ‘always the first port of call for children law’, where there is ‘a tremendous range of talent at all levels, such that one needs not look elsewhere’. Chambers also contains some ‘heavy-hitting matrimonial finance lawyers’. ‘Despite their in-depth knowledge, members all seem to have their feet firmly on the ground’, and ‘from clerks through to pupils, junior barristers and QCs, everyone is a pleasure to deal with’.
Legal 500, 2017