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When will English courts accept jurisdiction in competing divorce proceedings?

When will English courts accept jurisdiction in competing divorce proceedings?
Published on: 10 February 2014
Published by: LexisPSL
  • When will English courts accept jurisdiction in competing divorce proceedings?
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  • What were the key features of this case?
  • How does this case further our understanding of the provisions of Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 (Brussels II bis)?
  • What powers does the court have to stay divorce proceedings when proceedings have been issued in another jurisdiction?
  • How did Vos LJ deal with the argument around estoppel?
  • Do you think a stay being granted on the ground of abuse of process or on temporary case management grounds is a possibility?
  • What should lawyers take from this case?

Article summary

Family analysis: What factors will the courts consider when competing divorce proceedings have been issued in two EU member state? Frank Arndt, head of international Family law at Stowe Family Law, says the case confirms that absolute priority is given to the proceedings first issued. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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