JA v TH

Family proceedings – Jurisdiction. The Family Division allowed a father's application to the court, under the 1996 Hague Convention, for a transfer to England and Wales of proceedings brought by the mother in the Norwegian court in circumstances where the English court was already seised of the matter as regards one of their two children. It was plain that the child in Norway had a substantial connection with England and the only way in which all issues of contact concerning both children could be considered by one tribunal was if the issues concerning contact, which were the subject of the Norwegian proceedings, were transferred to the English court.

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