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  • Appeal against an order whereby the court found that at the date of her divorce petition, the applicant wife had acquired a domicile of choice in England, her domicile of origin being in Ireland, and was therefore entitled to proceed with her divorce suit in England under s5(2) of the Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973 and Article 7 of the EU Regulation 2201 of 2003. The appeal was allowed. Judgment, 15/06/2018, free
  • Application brought by the 5 year old daughter of the deceased under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 whereby it was claimed that the will of the deceased did not make reasonable financial provision for the child. The issues to be decided were whether the deceased, during his residence in England, acquired England as his domicile of choice, and if so, whether he abandoned it by travelling to India, where he lived until his death just over a month later. The court found that the deceased was domiciled in England at the date of his death and therefore an application could be brought. Judgment, 19/04/2018, free
  • The court held that the wife was domiciled in the UK and that the financial remedy proceedings should proceed in the English court. Judgment, 10/03/2017, free
  • Considers the effect of Brexit on the UK in terms of the Brussels IIa regulation concerning cross-border child contact cases, and international child abduction within the EU. News, 11/11/2016, free
  • In a tweet: Judgment declining jurisdiction in respect of two children habitually resident in Bosnia. In brief: Mr Justice Bodey found that the issues could and should have been raised before the Bosnian court, where it was accepted that the children were habitually resident. The idea that jurisdiction could be established for dealing with a one-off urgent situation (in this case the mother’s application to relocate to Serbia in two days’ time) was undesirable – “one does not dip in and out of jurisdiction”. Judgment, 31/10/2016, free

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  • Timothy Scott QC rounds up all the latest developments in international family law touching on case law and policy developments such as how the Maintenance Regulation is operating 2 years on, an update on BIIR cases and staying proceedings and Hemain injunctions. Webcast, 09/10/2013, members only


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