Julie Stather has successfully represented a client who wished to relocate internationally with their child. The case was hard fought as the final order of the court permitting the relocation was something which the Cafcass officer had not felt able to endorse.
The case was complex for a number of reasons with significant cultural issues to be taken into account, a balance had to be struck between the weight to be given to relationships with half-siblings as against wider family members, and the distance made time with the non-resident parent expensive and difficult to organise.
The most important feature of the case was that it demonstrated, both when evidence was being heard and judgment handed down, that skilled preparation of the supporting statements and appendices is absolutely crucial in these applications. Julie is a specialist in these applications and is happy to be involved at an early stage to assist in complex cases like this one.