Edward Lamb is appearing in the Court of Appeal on 4 May 2023

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27/04/2023

The appeal concerns fundamental questions concerning the international protection of children and on what basis jurisdiction is established in England and Wales. The key issues to be determined are:

  1. at what point is habitual residence determined under the 1996 Hague Convention;
  2. whether the common law position of jurisdiction based on presence alone is sufficient to find a primary jurisdiction and,
  3. whether the 1996 Hague Convention applies as between a Contracting and Non-Contracting state in relation to jurisdiction.  

The appeal arises out of the Judgment of Macdonald J London Borough of Hackney v P & Ors [2022] EWHC 1981 (Fam). Edward is being led by Mark Twomey KC and is instructed by Asma Zbidi of Hackney Legal Services. The appeal will be lived streamed at 10.30am on 4 May 2023 under case number CA.2023.000216.

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