Re TKJ (Abduction: Hague Convention (Italy)) [2024] EWHC 198 (Fam)


The father applied for the summary return of the child to Italy. Dr Charlotte Proudman successfully represented the mother who made out her Article 13(b) harm defence, thus the father’s application for return was dismissed. The court made findings that the mother was the victim of domestic abuse, including coercive and controlling behaviour, and the father had breached a non-molestation order. A psychiatric report was prepared and the mother was diagnosed as suffering from an ‘adjustment disorder’ in response to the stressor of domestic abuse. 

Related barristers: Dr Charlotte Proudman

Related practice areas: Family


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