Jurisdiction: Home and away

Emily Watson discusses whether the arguments for alternating residence are revolving or evolving Habitual residence is more than just physical presence of the child – it must not be temporary or intefrmittent and there must be some integration in a social and family environment. In Re L (A Child) [2012], the Court of Appeal dealt …
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Cases Referenced

  • Ikimi v Ikimi [2001] EWCA Civ 873
  • Mercredi v Chaffe [2010] EUECJ C-497/10; [2011] EWCA Civ 272
  • Re A (Area of Freedom Security and Justice) Case C-523/07 [2009] 2 FLR 1 ECJ
  • Re L (A Child) [2012] EWCA Civ 1157
  • Re S (Brussels II: Recognition: Best Interests of Child (no 1) [2003] EWHC 2115 (Fam)
  • Re V (Abduction: Habitual Residence) [1996] 3 FCR 173