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Removal/Relocation to Another Jurisdiction: Applying and Objecting

Speaker: Sapna Shah
Chambers: 33 Bedford Row

Sapna is a family law barrister of 15 years’ experience specialising in aspects of private children law and financial relief. Sapna combines her deep knowledge of the law with a key ability to get to the root of problems. In any dispute, particularly those involving financial relief, Sapna looks to settle matters before advising clients to go the court route, to save time and money and unnecessary stress. She has well-honed skills in negotiating agreements between the parties in dispute.

In this presentation, Sapna explains the mechanics of removal and the law where there is a Child Arrangement Order (CAO) in force, when there is not a CAO in force. She provides useful tip, showing which application forms are to be used in these different circumstances, an points to note in such applications. Afterwards, she discusses the mechanics of relocation of children within UK jurisdictions. She outlines developments in relevant case law throughout.

Key words/topics:

  • Child Arrangements Order
  • S.13(1) Children Act 1989 – Change of child’s surname or removal from jurisdiction
  • Application forms
  • Re C (Older Children: Relocation) [2015] EWCA Civ 1298
  • Re F (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1364
  • MK V CK [2011] EWCA Civ 793
  • Washington Declaration of International Family Relocation
  • MK V CK[2011]; F(A Child)(International Relocation Cases) [2015] EWCA Civ 882
  • Re G (Care Proceedings: welfare evaluation) [2013] EWCA 965
  • Re A (Letter to a Young Person) (Rev 1) [2017] EWFC 48
  • S v S (Relocation) [2017] EWHC (2345) Fam
  • Re B (Children) [2015] EWCA Civ 1302
  • Re G [2007] EWCA Civ 1497
  • LSA V RBS [2011] EWCA Civ 454
  • Relocation
  • Re E [1997] EWCA Civ 3084
  • Removal