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  • Contrary to court orders, the father had wrongfully taken his son – a young man of nineteen with profound learning disabilities – to live in the USA. The mother sought an order for his return to the UK. Russell J DBE held that there were grounds for finding that a return to the UK was not in the young man's best interests. The child's future as an adult lay in the USA and these proceedings were to come to an end in recognition of that fact. The appropriate forum for any future litigation was the court in Texas. Judgment, 15/04/2019, free
  • To be broadcast on 21 March 2019. News, 19/02/2019, free
  • Judgment in private children law proceedings considering whether the evidence of a psychotherapist could be admitted and whether the psychotherapist was instructed under Part 25. Judgment, 11/02/2019, free
  • A Child Arrangements Order was made in favour of the child's aunt which allowed her to spend time with the child. A PR order was also made in favour of the aunt. Judgment, 06/02/2019, free
  • The judge was entitled to say that this was an appropriate case for a shared residence order and that the mother should move from the North East to the South East such that shared care could work. Judgment, 14/12/2018, free

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