Talking Family Law – the Resolution Podcast

Listen to Resolution’s podcast, with guest experts discussing topical issues in Family Law, with our hosts Simon Blain and Anita Mehta.

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Each episode welcomes guest experts sharing their take on topical family law issues.  We cover the whole spectrum of family law, from abduction, surrogacy, and public law to financial remedy.

We invite our guests to take a deep-dive into a different topic each month.  On each episode we try and cover what is the current state of the law, or the leading authority, practical tips (if you are running one of these cases), and thoughts for reform.

Do expect some lively debates, and personal insights.  We try to find known experts in their field and ask them the things that we all want to know.  If you are an expert on a particular topic, either regionally or nationally, we would like to hear from you, so do please get in touch.

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Hosts Simon Blain and Anita Mehta with Resolution staff at the LexisNexis Awards 2023

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S3 Episode 10: Relocation, Relocation, Relocation

About this episode

Hosted by: Anita Mehta and Simon Blain

Guests: Charles Hale KC and Tammy Knox

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We are joined by Charles Hale KC (4PB) and Tammy Knox (Pennington Manches Cooper) to discuss relocation.

Charles and Tammy consider the law and principles applied in these cases.  They point out that the law is the same for internal and external relocation cases, as set out in Re C (Internal Relocation), Re [2015] EWCA Civ 1305, where Charles and PMC were successful in the Court of Appeal:

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2015/1305.html

However, they both agree that the welfare evaluation can be different.

Charles and Tammy discuss the impact of domestic abuse and alienating behaviours.  They discuss C, Re (Parental Alienation: Permanent Removal to Germany) [2023] EWHC 1955:

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Fam/2023/1955.html

They make the point that practitioners should not shy away from dealing with financial plans, as cases can be made, or challenged on whether there is sufficient finance available.

Charles and Tammy caution us to make sure the rules around mediation are really clear, particularly if the mediation is abroad so that clients know what is without prejudice

Charles mentions research by Professor Marilyn Freeman:

https://www.qmul.ac.uk/clpn/members/f/profiles/freeman.html#:~:text=Marilyn%20Freeman%20is%20widely%20acknowledged,in%20her%20areas%20of%20expertise.

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