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PROHIBITED STEPS AND SPECIFIC ISSUE ORDERS: Stop right now

12 May 2017  

Jennifer Moore provides a reminder of the requirements for prohibited steps and specific issue orders and an update on recent case law

There have been a number of cases recently that have considered the approach to be taken on an application for a specific issue or prohibited steps order, but first this article will revisit the remit of these broad-reaching orders and how they may be used in a variety of situations and scenarios. It is important to remember that such orders are useful tools for practitioners, and not just methods to prevent a parent removing a child from their existing place of residence or to seek permission to remove a child from their existing place of residence.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    A London Borough v B & ors (female genital mutilation: FGM) [2016] EWFC B111

    Re C (Internal Relocation) [2015] EWCA 1305

    Re H (minors) [1995] 1 FLR 638

    Re JS (Disposal of Body) [2017] WTLR 227

    Re R (Child) [2016] EWCA Civ 1016

    Re SL [2017] EWHC 125 (Fam)

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