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David Hodson on International Family Law: Owusu goes to the Court of Appeal

Date:13 SEP 2013
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International Family Law Practice by David Hodson

David Hodson

David Hodson sets out information of an appeal to be heard by the Court of Appeal in early October on the Owusu issue a matter of considerable importance to the English and international family law professions on divorce forum disputes with non-EU countries.

 It is now public knowledge that the ECJ decision of Owusu as it relates to family law is going to the Court of Appeal having only previously been considered at High Court level. Other cases are known to be waiting for the outcome of the appeal. Other lawyers may not be aware that it is going on appeal and yet have cases where discretionary forum is an issue. Accordingly I am setting out what is happening for the information of the family law profession. My firm is acting for the respondent opposing the appeal.

 On Monday the Supreme Court in their judgment of Re A (a...

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