Re R (A child) (Jurisdiction: Habitual Residence)

Family proceedings – Jurisdiction. The Family Division had held the habitual residence of a child, S, was in the United Kingdom. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the father's appeal, held that the judge's determination that the mother had always retained her habitual residence in the UK, and that that had not been lost during an extended stay in Morocco, was not perverse. His conclusion that S's habitual residence was effectively determined by her mother's habitual residence, given the degree of dependence that the one had had on the other, was uncontroversial.

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