A v B  EWHC 1562
Deirdre Fottrell QC, Andrew Norton and Marlene Cayoun acted in the Hague Convention case of A v B  EWHC 1562 in which Mrs Justice Pauffley found that a child conceived in Germany by natural means within an informal surrogacy agreement who resided there for several months had never been habitually resident in Germany. The Applicant Mother was found to have consented to the child’s removal so that he could be raised in England by the Respondent Father and his wife. The case will have significant implications for issues of Habitual Residence in surrogacy and abduction cases. The judgment can be found here.
Kaur v Randhawa  EWHC 1592
Marlene Cayoun represented the Wife in the case of Kaur v Randhawa  EWHC 1592 in which Mr Justice Mostyn found that a Husband’s brother had dishonestly sought to keep the proceeds of a family home out of the Wife’s hands. The Wife successfully argued that the Husband’s brother held those proceeds on bare trust for the Husband and obtained a third party debt order against the brother’s bank account. Mr Justice Mostyn awarded the Wife indemnity costs and referred the file to the DPP for consideration of consequences for the Husband and the brother of their perjury.The judgment can be found here.
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