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Family Law
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30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed primarily at family solicitors with some aspect of relocation work to their practice. It aims to set out the key practical steps when dealing with an abduction or relocation situation and sets out a framework strategy for how contact might be maintained and whether a child can be returned.

After completing the course you will:
  • Know the key points for practitioners to establish in a relocation/abduction case;
  • Be aware of the factors court will think most relevant in assessing a case;
  • Know the importance of the 1980 Hague Convention and the gaps in the regime;
  • Be aware of the alternatives to a return of a child;
  • Know the key reasons for a refusal to return a child;
  • Know how to assess a case for urgency and what impact that has on how to proceed;
  • Be aware of the important points for case preparation and strategy;
  • Know about the role mediation can play;
  • Understand how to contact and deal with foreign lawyers;
  • Be aware of the funding arrangements in abduction and relocation cases.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Re E (Children) (FC) [2011] UKSC;
  • Convention on the Civil Aspects Of International Child Abduction (1980).

This podcast, with family law partner John Nicholson from Irwin Mitchell looks at the practical aspects of dealing with a child abduction or relocation scenario and addresses strategies for contact and getting the child back using the Hague Convention.

Podcast added: 19/07/11

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-05-28

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