Part V Family Law, Ch.23 Financial Relief
J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, SolicitorEdited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA
James J Fawcett, Janeen M CarruthersEdited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)
- Financial relief — Choice of law — Jurisdiction and the English courts — Jurisdiction under the Brussels-Lugano Regime — Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments – Brussels and Lugano Conventions
In many petitions for financial relief, the parties are not only, or indeed primarily, concerned with the determination of their personal status, but are also concerned with the powers of the court to make orders as to financial support, rights to the family home and property, and the like.1 These forms of relief, often ancillary to that obtained in the main proceedings, give rise to three main questions of private international law—the jurisdiction of the English court; the power to order relief after a foreign divorce/dissolution, annulment or legal separation;...