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PRIVATE CHILDREN: Divided loyalties

14 September 2017  

Laura Guillon looks at change of residence orders in private law proceedings, and the need for properly formulated arguments at first instance

The decision in U (Children – Residence Order) [2016] is a relatively rare example of the court deciding that there should be a change of a child’s residence. Even more unusually, the order was made in relation to only one of four children. This article considers the factors that led the court to reach that conclusion, and the approach on appeal where grounds of appeal relate to issues not argued previously by the appellant.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Re B (Appeal: Lack of Reasons) [2003] EWCA Civ 881

    U (Children – Residence Order) [2016] EWCA Civ 1332

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