Relocation disputes arise between separated parents when one of them proposes to move to a different geographic location with their child and the other parent objects to the plan. Whether the proposed move is within the United Kingdom or international, the consequence of either allowing or refusing a relocation application is usually of the greatest importance to the parents and children involved. Relocation: A Practical Guide
offers practitioners and parents a comprehensive handbook on the law and practice which is needed to successfully handle any relocation dispute, whether it ends up in court or not.
Written in an accessible style by a team of experienced specialists, Relocation: A Practical Guide
explains the entire process of dealing with a relocation case. After a detailed discussion of both international and internal relocation law (including case examples and key summaries), the book moves step by step through the entire process of a case, from first discussions to final hearings and appeals. Essential relocation cases and relevant Practice Directions are also contained in the appendices, making this an indispensable guide for anyone working in this complex and fast-changing area of law and practice.
This new edition includes:
- Full updating of the procedure and terminology in the light of the 2014 legislative changes
- Inclusion of the latest research data about relocation disputes
- Updates to all case-law discussion, taking into account the latest developments including Re F (International Relocation Cases)  and Re C (Internal Relocation) 
- Greater detail on less common issues which can arise in a relocation case, including discussion of questions and the relevance of a previous abduction or unsuccessful relocation application
- Additional discussion of the practicalities of complying with the formalities of the Brussels II Revised Regulation in terms of creating orders which are enforceable across the EU
- Analysis of issues to do with jurisdiction and habitual residence relevant to international relocation disputes
- More detailed information on where to obtain particular kinds of expert advice which can be needed in relocation cases
- Additional discussion of temporary relocation applications in the light of recent case-law
- A fully revised chapter on appeals, taking into account the courts' changed approach following the Supreme Court decision in Re B (Care Proceedings: Appeal) 
- Fully revised appendices with new case extracts, updated practice directions and expanded sample materials
"With increasing globalisation and therefore greater job mobility, the title of this book, "Relocation", becomes all the more significant - and the difficult matters referred to, all the more urgent ...
'Relocation' both explores and explains the entire legal process involved in settling disputes between separated parents, one of whom wishes to relocate to a different country, or geographic location, despite vehement opposition from the other. At the heart of these difficulties is the welfare of the child or children involved. The four authors, all of whom have extensive experience in this field, warn us that these are serious difficult matters.
In her excellent Foreword, Black LJ refers to the difficulties of trying a relocation case, especially one involving international boundaries. 'Often no one has done anything wrong,' she says. 'They simply have the misfortune that one parent wants to move with children to live somewhere else a long way away, for reasons which seem good ones. There are no winners and there is frequently a great deal of sadness all round',
Considering the complexities and sensitivities inherent in this area of law, having this book to hand as a ready reference virtually places an expert advisor at your fingertips - four advisors in fact - each a specialist in this particular field. And actually, you don't need to be a family lawyer to read, note and inwardly digest the sensible and well informed advice offered, especially as the authors have been careful to make the content of the book as accessible to parents as it is to practitioners ..."Read the full reviewAn appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor
In her excellent Foreword, Black LJ refers to the difficulties of trying a relocation case, especially one involving international boundaries. 'Often no one has done anything wrong.' she says. 'They simply have the misfortune that one parent wants to move with the children to live somewhere‘The law and practice relating to relocation applications, international and internal, is plainly and comprehensively explained. There is critical discussion of the state of the law and consideration of how it is developing or may develop … What will make the book invaluable to many readers is the down to earth practical advice that punctuates it. It will assist lawyers and parents alike in what to do from the earliest stage when a move is contemplated to the moment when, if it comes to that, the judge determines the relocation application and even thereafter.’The Rt Hon Lady Justice Black, Judge of the Court of Appeal‘This book is a triumph for the multidisciplinary approach, encompassing the intellectual breadth and depth to be expected from one of the leading academics in the relocation field, comprehensive and eminently sensible advice from one of London’s top children law solicitors, and the first instance and appellate savvy to be expected from highly experienced leading and junior counsel from a set known for its expertise in international children law … It is on any basis an excellent book and, frankly, anyone practising or litigating within the relocation field would be well advised to have it.’Piers Pressdee QC, Barrister, 29 Bedford Row‘A distinctive and very powerful feature of this work is its academic/practitioner collaboration, impressively situating ‘relocation law’ within current academic research and debates, while maintaining a clear exposition of law and practice issues for the busy practitioner. The book imparts considerable and valuable practitioners’ expertise and experience, and includes an appendix of useful materials. This new, fully updated and expanded, edition includes a new section on research findings, and new topics such as public law and immigration law elements of ‘relocation’. Informed by scholarship and practical experience, Relocation: A Practical Guide is a book whose format and style should be a model for future practitioner works of this nature.’Stephen Gilmore, Professor of Law, King’s College London
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