- Establishing domicile of choice in divorce proceedings (U v J)
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- What issues did this case raise? Why is it significant?
- What did the court decide? How helpful is this judgment in clarifying the law in this area?
- What are the practical implications of the judgment?
- How does this case fit in with other developments in this area of the law?
Family analysis: How does the law of domicile apply to non-residents in divorce proceedings? In U v J the High Court considered whether the English courts have jurisdiction to hear divorce proceedings where neither party is currently resident in the UK. Clare Renton, barrister at 29 Bedford Row, examines how the judge came to the decision to allow the case to be heard in the petitioner’s domicile of choice.
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