Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council v J and others

Family proceedings – Jurisdiction. The Family Division held that a child, aged 17 months, who had been living in England for 13 weeks prior to the instigation of protective measures, was habitually resident in Ukraine. At the critical point when the protective measures had been initiated, neither the mother nor the child had integrated to any measurable extent in England and, accordingly, neither had acquired habitual residence in the United Kingdom.

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