Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 74 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Thorpe, Arden LJJ and Black J

Representation Eleanor Platt QC and Peter Horrocks for the mother.
  Janet Plange for the maternal grandmother.
  Peter Hughes QC and David Sharp for the father.
  Charles Geekie for the guardian ad litem.
Judgment Dates: 6 February 2003


Children - Residence order - Permanent removal of child from jurisdiction - Time limit for removal - Security - Judge entitled to allow father's application for removal of child to Israel.

The Case

In the circumstances, a judge had plainly been entitled to conclude that a father would be given permission to remove his daughter permanently from the jurisdiction so that his family might relocate to Israel. However, the judge ought to have imposed a time limit within which the father was to execute her removal, and the figure he would be required to provide as security for future compliance with contact visits would be reduced from 15,000 to 5,000.

Practice Areas

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