Francis Wilkinson represents successful mother in High Court proceedings under the Hague Abduction Convention

July 19, 2019

Family law barrister Francis Wilkinson successfully defended a mother in High Court proceedings brought under the Hague Abduction Convention 1980.

The court today found that the two children in the case, who had been brought to the UK by their parents, were not abducted by their mother.

The father had argued that the visit was for a holiday and that the mother should have returned the children.

The court found that the removal had been agreed and that there was no breach of the father’s rights of custody. Therefore the children will stay in the UK.