1 Garden Court

A and B (Parental Alienation: No. 1, No.2, No.3 and No.4), Re [2020] EHWC 3366 

Janet Bazley QC appeared for The Father in this child arrangements dispute instructed by Keystone Law.

The main issue in the case was whether the father's application for a transfer of residence of two older children (14 and 11) to his care should be granted on the basis that the mother was responsible for alienating them from him. After a court-approved trial of shared care had failed, Mr Justice Keehan found that the mother was responsible for the children being split from the father and that no arrangement other than a full transfer of residence, with limited contact to the mother, would meet their welfare needs. The judge also granted the father's application for an order prohibiting the mother, during the children's minority, from removing them from his care or from England & Wales.  The later judgments in the series deal with the issues which arose post-judgment, the eventual success of the reunification with the father, the granting of father's  application that parental responsibility for the children be granted to his new wife, and costs issues. 

The four full judgements are available via the link below. 

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