Rob George in A Mother v A Father & Ors [2023] EWHC 2059 (Fam)

10th Aug 2023 | News, Cases

Rob George was instructed by Kevin Skinner of Goodman Ray to represent two children in A Mother v A Father & Ors [2023] EWHC 2059 (Fam) a re-hearing of a 1980 Hague Convention case. The parents originally agreed to the separation of the children, with one remaining and the other returning under the Convention. The children objected to this proposal and the court set aside that order. At the re-hearing, Rob successfully established exceptions to allow both children to remain in this country, including child’s objections and a grave risk of harm in relation to sibling separation. The case shows the importance of listening to children and the potential role of children themselves in Hague Convention proceedings. 

Related areas

Do you have a similar case?

If you would like some help or advice, talk about a similar matter, call our clerks on 020 7353 6961.



Harcourt Chambers Barristers Featured in Doyle’s Guide to Family Law London 2024

Harcourt Chambers is pleased to announce that several of its King’s Counsel (KC) barristers and…

Harcourt Chambers Celebrates Rob George at the Bar Pro Bono Awards

We are particularly proud to congratulate our very own Rob George, who received a special…

Aidan Vine KC in H and J (Placement Orders) [2024] EWCA Civ 429

Aidan Vine KC led Carolyn Bland of Deans Court Chambers in H and J (Placement Orders)…


Shortlist close
Title Type CV Email

Remove All