Justices are to consider whether a girl, conceived by IVA and taken to Pakistan by her biological mother, is subject to British law.
The High Court and Court of Appeal wouldn't intervene because the child didn't have UK residence when the proceedings were started.
However, the Supreme Court Justices have now been asked to consider the case by exercising an archaic common law power known as "parens patriae".
The case continues - watch this space for further updates.
The question of whether a seven-year-old girl, caught up in an international dispute between her estranged lesbian mothers, should be subject to British justice is to be decided by the supreme court. The child, known only as B, was conceived as a result of IVF and removed by her biological mother, who is her sole legal parent, to Pakistan in February last year. The second woman considers herself a “de facto” parent and has launched legal action, seeking to have her daughter made a ward of court and returned to the UK. The parents’ relationship broke down in 2011, three years after the girl was born.