Child and Family Agency (Ireland) v M and others

Family proceedings – Jurisdiction. It was in J, a three-year-old child's, best interests that the application under art 15 of EC Regulation 2201/2003 (Brussels II) to transfer the care proceedings from the courts of Ireland to the courts of Wales be granted. Accordingly, the Family Division, made an order nisi for the acceptance of the request, subject to confirmation that practical arrangements could be put in place to ensure that J's Irish foster carers were secured for the duration of any Welsh proceedings.

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