[2016] EWHC 2413 (Fam)



Jacqueline Renton


Family Division

Practice Areas

International Children Law
Private Children Law

Where a mother had taken her child to Australia in an attempt to see if her relationship with the father might succeed in the long term, but had returned to the UK less than a week later after discovering evidence of the father’s infidelity, the child retained his habitual residence in the UK. Even if the mother had intended the move to be permanent, that intention would have been made on the basis of trust and openness between the parties and would have been vitiated by the father’s infidelity.

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