Magiera v Magiera: CA 15 Dec 2016

The defendant H appealed against a refusal of a stay of the action under the 1996 Act on the basis of Brussels I.
Held: The appeal failed. Article 22 was to be narrowly construed, and it should be no wider than is needed to satisfy the objective of the provisions. However, the costs order had been made beyond the court’s powers insofar as it amounted to a chrging order and was varied as required.

Black, Sales, Irwin LJJ
[2016] EWCA Civ 1292, [2017] BPIR 472, 20 ITELR 47, [2017] 3 WLR 41, [2017] WTLR 245, [2016] WLR(D) 677, [2017] Fam 327
Bailii, FLW, WLRD
Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996, Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 on jurisdiction and the recognition of judgments in civil and commercial matters
England and Wales

Jurisdiction, European, Trusts

Updated: 27 January 2022; Ref: scu.572417