Part V Family Law, Ch.24 Children
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)
- Children — Choice of law — Jurisdiction — Common law recognition — Stay of court proceedings
We are concerned in this chapter with the private international law rules regulating orders concerning children. The most important of these, so far as English law is concerned, are orders determining with whom a child shall live or with whom he may have contact.2 Until relatively recently, many of the private international law rules in this field were provided by an unclear and inconsistent mixture of statutory provision and common law decisions.3 Indeed, the English jurisdictional rules to make orders concerning the welfare of children were a mixture of very...