Mehvish Chaudhry, instructed by Alexandra Goldrein of Slater Heelis Limited, represented the respondent father in MA v TA [2023] EWFC 271

24th Jan 2024 | Cases

This was a final hearing in a Children Act case where the father was seeking contact with the party’s child not only in the UK, where he lives with his mother, but also in United Arab Emirates, the father’s home country.

Although the principle of contact was not in dispute in this case, the mother was opposed to the child having contact with his father in the UAE.

An expert report was obtained considering the enforceability of a UK order in UAE. There is a summary of the expert’s findings within the judgement at paragraph 21.

The Judge concluded that the risk of the father taking the child to Pakistan or detaining the child in UAE was minimal and could be easily managed. The benefits of contact for the child in the fathers’ home country with extended family outweighed any alleged risk.

Mehvish succeeded in obtaining a child arrangements order in line with the proposals put forward by father.

To read the full anonymised published judgement, please click here: MA v TA – Find case law – The National Archives

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