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Relocation

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  • In brief: A father (“F”) successfully opposed the lifting of a prohibited steps order preventing the mother (“M”) from leaving the jurisdiction with the child. M had already been refused permission to leave permanently and relocate to Japan (her country of origin) with the child but a PSO preventing her from going on holiday to Japan had been lifted. F successfully argued that the trial judge had failed to analyse the difficulties which may arise when seeking to enforce orders in Japan and a PSO for two years was substituted. Judgment, 02/08/2018, free
  • In brief: A mother’s (“M”) successful application to relocate with the couple’s children to Uganda. Although the relocation was agreed by the father (“F”) on the first day of the hearing, the judge noted that the court was seized of the issue and was not absolved from its task of considering whether the move was in the children’s best interests. Ancillary issues relating to the contact between F and the children were determined including the rejection of F’s application to have permission to take the children to Eriteria for one week during his time with them. Judgment, 26/07/2018, free
  • Protocol to assist when dealing with intra-UK cases News, 24/07/2018, free
  • The father's consent to the children moving to Kiev with their mother was not unreasonably withheld and an order that the children continue living in London and having contact with the father was made. Judgment, 15/05/2018, free
  • Appeal by mother against refusal of application for permission to take child out of the jurisdiction to live with her in Poland. Appeal allowed. Judgment, 23/02/2018, free

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