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12 Adult Relationships

From: Private International Law in English Courts

Adrian Briggs

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 September 2021

Subject(s):
Children — Marriage — Matrimonial causes — Jurisdiction under the Brussels II Regulation — Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation — Applicable law — Family law
12.01 Family law, and the private international law of marriage in particular, is the one area in which the lex domicilii, the law of the domicile in the traditional common law sense of the term, still has a significant role to play.1 Not every issue is answered by making recourse to it, and statute has made significant inroads into its domain. But upon one view of the matter, the family law of adults is largely about status; status is traditionally determined by the personal law; and as far as the common law rules of private international law are concerned, the...
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