Supreme Court grants shared residence for left behind mother

04 Feb 2016

The Supreme Court has allowed a majority appeal granting a mother shared residence of her daughter (B) after a long-standing custody battle against the birth mother.

Lord Wilson gave the leading judgment in a case which hinged on whether B had remained 'habitually resident' in the UK when her birth mother took her to live in Pakistan.

The case concerned the family of a 7-year-old child (B) who was taken to live in Pakistan on 3 February 2014 by her birth mother, one of a lesbia...

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