W v L (Forum Conveniens) [2019] – Family Law Week case summary

August 5, 2019

The court determined a child (M) to be habitually resident in England and Wales and that the English court had jurisdiction regarding matters pertaining to parental responsibility.

The mother of M (a six-year old child) applied for relief under the court’s inherent jurisdiction. Specifically, she sought: a declaration that M was habitually resident in the jurisdiction of England and Wales; an order that M be made a ward of court; orders to prevent the father removing M from either the mother’s care or from the jurisdiction of England and Wales; and an order to stop the father pursuing further applications concerning M in the courts of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Read the full summary on Family Law Week here.