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Two more Hague Convention appeals to be heard by the Supreme Court

Appeals from LC (Children) [2013] EWCA Civ 1058 and DL v EL [2013] EWCA Civ 865 to be heard in November

In November the Supreme Court will hear two appeals relating to the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980.

On the 11th November the Court will hear an appeal from the Court of Appeal's decision in LC (Children) [2013] EWCA  Civ 1058. In that case the father had appealed against an order for the return of four children to Spain where it had been held that Spain was the habitual residence of the children. The appeal in respect of habitual residence was dismissed but the case was remitted to the Family Division because the judge had failed to give sufficient weight to the length of time the eldest child had spent in England and her objections to returning to Spain.

On the 18th November the Court will hear an appeal from the Court of Appeal's decision in DL v EL [2013] EWCA Civ 865. In that case the Court will revisit the issue of habitual residence.

31/10/13