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Leave to remove from jurisdiction: Re P (Children) [2014] EWCA Civ 852

Date:8 JUL 2014
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The Court of Appeal has allowed the appeal of a mother seeking to relocate with her two children aged 3 and 2 years old to Germany. Both parents are German nationals who were born and raised there but who now reside in England. The children visit their extended family in Germany every year and speak both German and English.

The parties had never been married but both have parental responsibility for the children. The father is in full time employment as a consultant orthopaedic surgeon. The mother is professionally qualified as an architect and has previously worked on large projects in London. She is currently not working rather being engaged in full time child care.

The mother had moved to the North West from London after starting a relationship with the father. She had contended before...

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