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.