Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal has been busy, deciding three children cases yesterday:
- Re A and D (Children), which was an appeal by a mother against the dismissal of an application for an order that the children be returned from Cameroon (the order was refused on the basis that the children were habitually resident there). The appeal was dismissed.
- M v F & Others, an appeal of a mother against a judgment refusing her a wide ranging series of declarations, the object of which was to deny the father all knowledge of the birth and subsequent development of his legitimate child. Again, the appeal was dismissed. (This case also made it into The Telegraph.)
- Mercredi v Chaffe, an appeal by a mother against an order requiring her to return the child from La Réunion. This appeal was allowed.