Susan Fricker comments on Court of Appeal judgment on jurisdictional issues – Sovereign Chambers

Posted December 12th, 2013 in appeals, care orders, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘Where the jurisdiction of the court is in issue the court should make a prompt determination of jurisdiction at or near the start of proceedings. In this case that determination of jurisdiction should have concluded with a declaration pursuant to BIIR, Article 17, that the English court had no jurisdiction other than the jurisdiction to make short term, provisional protective measures pursuant to BIIR, Article 20.’

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Sovereign Chambers, 4th December 2013