X v Y & Ors [2012] EWHC 2838 (Fam)

The court dismissed a mother’s application for summary return of children to Australia in unusual circumstances where the father had worked as an undercover police agent and the police force in question were a party to the proceedings supporting the father’s position that an immediate return would be unsafe. The oldest child’s objections were also sufficient to allow the court to exercise a discretion as to whether or not to order a summary return.