Re S (Wardship: Summary return: non-Convention country)

Minor – Abduction. The mother of a young child (S) applied for his summary return from the United Kingdom to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). According to the mother, the father had wrongfully removed S from the UAE. The father maintained that there had been a planned, consensual relocation. The Family Division held that, on the evidence, S had left the UAE as the result, not of a consensual relocation plan, but because the father had decided to take S away from the mother and also from the country of his habitual residence. It was overwhelmingly in S's welfare interests to return with his mother to the UAE as swiftly as could be arranged.