The mother of two young boys has been refused permission to appeal a High Court ruling preventing her from moving to the United Kingdom with them.
The boys’ parents separated in 2007 and shared parenting.
The mother initially won Family Court permission to move with the boys to the UK, but the father successfully appealed the decision in the High Court.
The mother then sought permission to appeal this ruling in the Court of Appeal.
But in findings released today, the Court of Appeal said there were complicated parenting issues to be resolved, best heard in the Family Court.
Any opinion made by the court “would not grapple directly with the difficulties which the parents face with regard to the ongoing care of their two young boys”, the judges said.