Case name – OJ (Applicant) v RB (Respondent) – IN THE MATTER OF THE SUPREME COURT ACT 1989 AND IN THE MATTER OF THE INHERENT JURISDICTION OF THE HIGH COURT
Heard at the – Royal Court of Justice, Strand, London, WC2A 2LL
We represented the Respondent – Father in the above-mentioned Family matter that involves child abduction – firstly to Morocco and subsequently to Latvia.
The High Court ordered the return of the child – being a Ward of the Court – back to the jurisdiction of England and Wales from Latvia and after she was initially abducted to Morocco and returned to the jurisdiction of England and Wales from Morocco.
We made an application on behalf of our client – to the Courts in Latvia through the International Child Abduction and Contact Unit (ICACI) and was successful since both the Riga Regional Court (High Court) on 28 April 2016 upheld the decision of Riga City District Court (Lower Court) dated 16 March, 2016, ordering that the child be returned to the UK within 30 days.
The child was successfully returned to the jurisdiction of England and Wales as ordered.