C v M (A Child) (Abduction: Representation of Child Party) [2023] EWCA Civ 1449

December 5, 2023

Lorraine Cavanagh KC acted on behalf of the Association of Lawyers for Children along with Deirdre Fottrell KC, Siobhan F. Kelly and Sharon Segal from 1GC in an appeal by a father for a summary return order under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention.

This case raised the issue of the role of the solicitor-guardians in Hague proceedings, determining that they “should confine their evidence to setting out the child’s perspective or views as relayed through their instructions.”

The judgment is available here.