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Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law, 14th Edition by Fawcett, James J; Carruthers, Janeen M (4th September 2008) [OLD EDITION]

Part V Family Law, Ch.22 Declarations

J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, Solicitor
Edited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (14th Edition)

James J Fawcett, Janeen M Carruthers
Edited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)

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Declarations
For many years, the courts had power, both under their inherent jurisdiction 1 and by statute, 2 to make declarations as to status. The purpose of such a declaratory judgment is not to determine the rights of the parties and to grant the appropriate relief but merely to affirm what their rights are without any reference to the enforcement of such rights. For many years, the courts had statutory power 3 to grant declarations of legitimacy, 4 of legitimation, of the validity of a marriage or that the petitioner is a British subject. They have exercised their...
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