Interpretation of Article 24(2) Brussels Recast – Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws

‘In its recent decision in Koza Ltd v Akcil [2017] EWCA Civ 1609, the Court of Appeal interpreted the scope of Article 24 (2) Brussels I Recast, which governs exclusive jurisdiction “in proceedings which have as their object the validity of the constitution, the nullity or dissolution of companies or other legal persons or associations of natural or legal persons, or the validity of the decisions of their organs, the courts of the Member State in which the company, legal person or association has its seat”.’

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Jurisdiction and Conflict of Laws, 10th November 2017

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From Russia with love: the latest word on Part III MFPA 1984 Claims – Family Law Week

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in delay, divorce, financial provision, foreign jurisdictions, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘Byron James, barrister, Expatriate Law (based in the United Arab Emirates) considers the recent guidance from the Court of Appeal in relation to applications made under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984.’

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Family Law Week, 27th October 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Alison Young: Benkharbouche and the Future of Disapplication – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted October 26th, 2017 in bills, conflict of laws, EC law, jurisdiction, news, Supreme Court, working time by sally

‘Last week, Lord Sumption delivered the majority decision of the Supreme Court on Benkharbouche v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and Libya v Janah. The case would have been heard in December of last year, but for the small matter of Miller, which caused the hearing to be moved to June of this year. Brexit and Miller, however, do not only seem to have affected the timing of the hearing. They have also affected its importance. What might have been originally anticipated as a potentially defining moment – where the Supreme Court confirmed that the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms could be used as a stand-alone cause of action to disapply primary legislation and explained how this could be achieved – was translated into an almost blasé statement by the court that ‘a conflict between EU law and English domestic law must be resolved in favour of the former, with the latter being disapplied; whereas the remedy in the case of inconsistency with Article 6 of the Human Rights Convention is a declaration of incompatibility.’ What might once have seemed controversial has become run of the mill. What has led to the casual acceptance of ‘disapplication’ of a UK statute; and what will happen to disapplication – and the Charter – post-Brexit?’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 24th October 2017

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The Final Destination? The Court of Appeal’s decision in Gahan v Emirates – 4 KBW

Posted October 20th, 2017 in airlines, compensation, delay, EC law, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

‘On the 12 October 2017, the Court of Appeal delivered judgment in the joined cases of Gahan v Emirates and Buckley and ors v Emirates [2017] EWCA Civ 1530, in which both the Civil Aviation Authority and the International Air Transport Association intervened.’

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4 KBW, 13th October 2017

Source: www.4kbw.net

Divorce forum disputes: when dual nationality may not be a possibility – Family Law

‘As there can be dramatic financial and other differences for an international family in proceedings in one country or another, jurisdiction is fundamentally important. It is sometimes based on nationality. But some countries prevent citizens having nationality of more than one country. International family lawyers need to be aware of which countries allow or prohibit dual nationality.’

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Family Law, 13th October 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

Family: Undertakings and variations – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted October 2nd, 2017 in covenants, jurisdiction, mortgages, news, Supreme Court, undertakings by sally

‘While the Supreme Court’s decision in Birch v Birch [2017] UKSC 53 is ostensibly about the court’s power to vary undertakings, it provides useful broader guidance on the variation of family orders generally.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 2nd October 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The landscape for child disputes post-Brexit – Family Law

Posted September 15th, 2017 in children, EC law, families, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘Resolving the complexities of family life across international borders is notoriously complex. However, with Britain’s impending withdrawal from the EU casting an unexpected shadow over the certainty of established legislation, children and their families face an additional layer of difficulty as Britain attempts to untangle itself from existing EU regulations. To manage increasing anxiety, the Government has recently published its vision of the UK’s future partnership with the EU on this key issue entitled “Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework”. What does this tell us about how international children law disputes will be decided post-Brexit? Are we any clearer as to what impact this will have on the children caught up in these disputes?’

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Family Law, 14th September 2017

Source: www.familylaw.co.uk

UK citizens set for “second class status” – EU (Withdrawal) Bill – The Bar Council

Posted September 8th, 2017 in bills, devolution, EC law, environmental protection, jurisdiction, news, treaties by tracey

‘”This Bill will leave UK citizens and businesses with less protection against the power of the state. Rights are not being brought home, they are being abolished.”
Andrew Langdon QC, Chair of the Bar.’

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The Bar Council, 7th September 2017

Source: www.barcouncil.org.uk

Home Office leak shows unpicking of EU nationals’ family reunion rights – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2017 in EC law, families, immigration, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘The leaked Home Office document on Britain’s post-Brexit immigration policy spells out for the first time how ending the jurisdiction of the European court of justice will weaken family reunion rights for EU nationals in Britain.’

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The Guardian, 6th September 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

Arbitration: ‘Non-existent’ respondents – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted September 4th, 2017 in arbitration, jurisdiction, news, ships, statutory interpretation, succession by sally

‘Where the claimant in an arbitration ceases to exist, it is usually the respondent who contends that the arbitration has been or should be brought to an end. There may then be an issue whether the claimant’s claim in arbitration can survive by, for example, a principle of universal succession (Eurosteel Ltd v Stinnes AG [2000] CLC 470).’

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Law Society's Gazette, 4th September 2017

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

The UK and the CJEU after Brexit – Law & Religion UK

Posted August 24th, 2017 in courts, dispute resolution, EC law, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

‘Amid much media speculation, the Government has published its position paper on post-Brexit relations between the UK and the Court of Justice of the European Union.’

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Law & Religion UK, 23rd August 2017

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

Children: Public Law Update (August 2017) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews a range of recent important public law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 9th August 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

The Case of X: A Wake Up Call – Family Law Week

‘Michael Jones, barrister, Deans Court Chambers, Manchester, considers the lessons to be learned from the case of X which attracted considerable attention in the mainstream media.’

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Family Law Week, 15th August 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Abducted UK children at greater risk if legal ties cut, Brexit officials say – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in child abduction, EC law, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

‘Parents in the UK would find it “much more difficult” to recover abducted children if Britain fails to persuade the EU to continue legal cooperation after Brexit, according to government officials detailing their latest plans.’

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The Guardian, 22nd August 2017

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UK will keep ‘half an eye’ on ECJ rulings after Brexit, says justice minister – The Guardian

Posted August 23rd, 2017 in dispute resolution, EC law, judgments, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘Justice minister Dominic Raab has conceded the UK would keep “half an eye” on rulings by the European Union’s highest court after Brexit as the government appeared to soften its stance on how heavily the bloc would influence UK law.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2017

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UK offers climbdown on European courts deciding cross-border cases – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2017 in courts, EC law, jurisdiction, news, treaties by sally

‘Britain will be subject to the rulings of European courts after Brexit, the government has conceded, in an apparent climbdown from its promise of judicial independence.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2017

Source: www.theguardian.com

LegalUK: The strength of English law and the UK jurisdiction – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted August 11th, 2017 in choice of forum, dispute resolution, enforcement, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘The Lord Chief Justice and the Chancellor of the High Court have recently spoken about the need to counter misperceptions surrounding the certainty of litigating, arbitrating or otherwise resolving disputes in the UK. This booklet emphasises the unique strengths of English law and the high quality of dispute resolution services in the United Kingdom.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 4th August 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Finance and Divorce Update, August 2017 – Family Law Week

‘Naomi Shelton, Associate with Mills & Reeve LLP, analyses the news and case law relating to financial remedies and divorce during July 2017.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd August 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Binding agreements in TOLATA claims – Family Law Week

‘Alexander Chandler, barrister, 1 King’s Bench Walk, considers the law and practice of agreements to settle TOLATA claims.’

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Family Law Week, 28th July 2017

Source: www.familylawweek.co.uk

Brexit: what happens to international litigation? – OUP Blog

Posted July 24th, 2017 in agreements, courts, domicile, EC law, enforcement, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘At the present time, a large range of civil proceedings, especially in the commercial area, are governed by an EU measure, the Brussels I Regulation (Recast) of 2012. This applies whenever the defendant is domiciled in another EU country, whenever there is a choice-of-court agreement designating a court in the EU, and whenever an EU Member State has exclusive jurisdiction over a particular matter, for example title to land or registered intellectual-property rights. The Regulation also applies to the recognition and enforcement of judgments between different EU States.’

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OUP Blog, 24th July 2017

Source: blog.oup.com