DL v EL
16th July 2013
Five members of chambers have appeared in the recent Court of Appeal Case DL v EL (2013).
The Court of Appeal considered issues of habitual residence and wrongful removal. The Court of Appeal concluded that the tests for habitual residence under EU and English law are indistinguishable and that the return of a child in accordance with a court order was not rendered wrongful by a subsequent appeal which quashed the order relied on.
Henry Setright QC and Michael Gration represented the respondent; Teertha Gupta QC and Michael Edwards represented Reunite (Intervener) and David Williams QC represented the Centre for family law and practice (Intervener)
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