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Villiers v Villiers [2020] UKSC 30

Date:15 JUL 2020
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(Supreme Court, Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lady Black, Lord Sales, 1 July 2020)

Divorce – Jurisdiction – Maintenance order

By a majority, the Supreme Court dismissed the husband’s appeal, holding that the husband’s divorce proceedings in Scotland was not a ‘related action’ within Article 13 of Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009, such that it had no application to permit the English court to decline jurisdiction in relation to the wife’s maintenance claim.

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[2020] UKSC 30

On appeal from: [2018] EWCA Civ 1120


Villiers (Appellant) v Villiers (Respondent)


Lady Hale
Lord Kerr
Lord Wilson
Lady Black

Lord Sales


1 July 2020

Heard on 9 and 10 December 2019


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