James Turner QC leads Supreme Court case in establishing habitual residence in relation to child abduction

James Turner QC, acting for the respondent, successfully argued in the Supreme Court, that for the purposes of habitual residence, the stability of residence, rather than its degree of permanence, is important. In their judgment the Court found that there is no requirement that the child should have been resident in the country in question for a particular period of time or that one or both parents intend to reside there permanently or indefinitely.

Full judgment here

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