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Re A and B (Children: Transfer of Proceedings to Romania)

Kate Spence represented a local authority in a case concerning the abduction of children from the UK to Romania whilst subject to interim care orders. The local authority applied under Article 8 of the 1996 Hague Convention for Romania to be invited to accept a transfer of proceedings to enable the Romanian Authorities to assume jurisdiction in relation to the subject children.

Following a series of hearings, the local authority’s application was granted and the Romanian courts were invited to accept jurisdiction.

The judgments are available below:
Re A and B (Children: Transfer of Proceedings to Romania) (No. 1) [2021] EWHC 3703 (Fam)
Re A and B (Children: Transfer of Proceedings to Romania) (No. 2) [2021] EWHC 3702 (Fam)