London Borough of Barking & Dagenham v SS

Family proceedings – Jurisdiction. The Family Division held that the courts of England and Wales were to assume jurisdiction in relation to a 15 year old girl, pursuant to the provisions of art 8 Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003, at the time the court was seised of proceedings, SS was habitually resident in England. While SS had connections with Spain and Romania, the court was not satisfied that the courts of either states would be better placed to determine SS's future, and it would not be in her interests that the proceedings be transferred.

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