A Judge has personally written to a child embroiled in a High Court battle over whether he should be allowed to move to Scandinavia with his father.
The child initially brought the application to the Court, although the proceedings were later taken over by the father.
In this case, the application was unsuccessful but it is certainly interesting that the Judge wrote to the child explaining his reasons, which is not something that normally happens.
The Judge's letter makes it clear that he has considered what is in the child's best interests and has decided that the child should remain living in the UK.
The Court always place great weight upon the welfare of the children in any case and it is positive to see this Judge taking steps to explain this to the child involved.
A judge has written a personal letter to a 14-year-old boy explaining why he has rejected his request to move with his father to Scandinavia. Mr Justice Jackson said he felt the teenager had brought the case to the High Court "as a way of showing your dad how much you love him". He told the boy he was "doing well in life" and did not believe that the move abroad would work. He said: "I am confident that it is the right order for you in the long run."