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M (BIIa Article 19: Court First Seised) [2018] EWCA Civ 1637
Date:30 JUL 2018
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(Court of Appeal, Hamblen, Moylan and Peter Jackson LJJ, 12 July 2018)

Jurisdiction – Polish mother and Hungarian father – Divorce proceedings initiated in both Poland and England – Service of proceedings pursuant to BIIa – Whether jurisdiction lay with the courts in England or Poland

The Court of Appeal found that Polish courts had jurisdiction in the matter and dismissed the father’s proceedings.


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Case No: B4/2018/0387
Neutral Citation Number: [2018] EWCA Civ 1637
IN THE COURT OF APPEAL (CIVIL DIVISION)
ON APPEAL FROM THE FAMILY COURT
MR JUSTICE MOSTYN
SD16P00646
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand, London, WC2A 2LL


Date: 12 July 2018
Before :

LORD JUSTICE HAMBLEN 
LORD JUSTICE MOYLAN
and
LORD JUSTICE PETER JACKSON

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Re: M (BIIa Article 19: Court First Seised)

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Kristina Hopper (instructed by Goodlaw Solicitors) for the Appellant mother
Timothy Scott QC (by Direct Access) for the Respondent father


Hearing date: 21 June 2018

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Judgment

Judgment: 
M (BIIa Article 19 Court First Seised) [2018] EWCA Civ 1637.rtf
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