Re C (PRFD) [2014] (unreported) HHJ Michael Horowitz QC.

I represented and advocated for the two children in private law Children Act proceedings. A children’s Guardian had been appointed for the children under rule 16(4). The children were abducted by their father to Italy, whilst on holiday with their mother in Spain. I obtained emergency, out of hours, High Court orders, which assisted in the children being returned to the jurisdiction. The final hearing was 5 days with witnesses giving evidence by video link from abroad. HHJ Michael Horowitz QC, unusually, made a cost order against the father due to the exceptional nature of the case
The Father was represented by Aidan Vine; the Mother by Piers Pressdee QC and Lucy Owens

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