Relocation in practice
29 Bedford Row Chambers
4 April 2012
In international relocation cases the tension is often between:-
- Dislocation of contact; and
- The reasonable desire of the primary carer to relocate.
The practical aspects of whether and how the respondent parents could keep the parental relationship alive is often central to whether the proposed relocation is in the interest of the child.
Part 1 - The Law
Principles enunciated in Payne v Payne  EWCA CIV 166;  1 FLR 1052 held sway for many years.
In that case Thorpe LJ stated:-
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