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This podcast aims to refresh the listener with a number of recent cases concerning residence and contact disputes and how the courts have approached this often difficult area. Attention will be given to the factors that go into orders for shared residence, interim changes of residence and the importance given to the status of the 'natural parent' in residence disputes. In relation to contact orders, the podcast address domestic violence and other allegations of abuse as factors when ordering contact and some of the recent authorities in intractable contact disputes and enforcement of orders.

After completing the course you will:
  • Learn about several recent cases from the higher courts concerning issues of residence and contact arrangements for children after separation.
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • A v A (A Minor) (Shared Residence Order) [1994] 1 FLR 669;
  • Re F (Shared Residence Order) [2003] 2 FLR 397;
  • Re R (Residence: Shared Care: Children’s Views) [2006] 1 FLR 491 CA;
  • Re P (Shared Residence Order) [2006] 2 FLR 347 CA;
  • Holmes-Moorhouse v Richmond-Upon-Thames LBC [2009] 1 FLR 904 HL;
  • Re L (Shared Residence Order) [2009] 1 FLR 1157 CA;
  • Re H (children)(residence order) [2007] 2 FCR 621 CA;
  • Re G (Children) [2006] 2 FLR 629 HL;
  • Re B (A Child) [2010] 1 FLR 551 SC;
  • Re B (Prohibited Steps Order) [2008] 1 FLR 613 CA;
  • Re L (Contact: domestic violence) [1998] 2 FLR 42 CA;
  • Re A (Contact: Risk of violence) [2006] 1 FLR 283;
  • Re K and S (children)(contact: domestic violence) [2006] 1 FCR 316 CA;
  • D v B and others (Flawed Sexual Abuse Inquiry) [2007] 1 FLR 1295;
  • H v L and another [2007] 1 FCR 430;
  • Re K (Sexual Abuse: Evidence) [2009] 1 FLR 921 CA;
  • Re W (Children) [2010] UKSC 12;
  • Re H (National Youth Advocacy Service) [2007] 1 FLR 1028 CA;
  • Re C (Contact: Moratorium: Change of Gender) [2007] 1 FLR 1642 CA;
  • Re A-H (Contact Order) [2008] 2 FLR 1188 CA;
  • Re S (A Child) [2010] EWCA Civ 325;
  • Re P (Committal for Breach of Contact Order: Reasons) [2007] 1 FLR 1820 CA.

In this podcast, children's law specialist Judith Rowe QC discusses a number of recent trends emerging from the case law in residence and contact disputes.

Podcast added: 01/06/2010"

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-06-27

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