A Local Authority v X & Anor (Children) [2013] EWHC 3274 (Fam) (22 October 2013)

The Court refused to make a declaration of non-recognition of the marriage of a young mother involved in care proceedings. The court held that the ‘marriage’ having taken place when the mother was 14 and was domiciled in this jurisdiction was void and therefore the appropriate and only allowable way to achieve relief was for her to issue a nullity petition.