This appeal concerns the fifth indent of Article 3(1)(a) of the Regulation, which provides that ‘[i]n matters relating to divorce . . jurisdiction shall lie with the courts of the Member State (a) in whose territory . . the applicant is habitually resident if he or she has resided there for at least a year immediately before the application was made’.
Sir Brian Leveson P QBD, Aikens, Macur DBE LJJ
 EWCA Civ 251
Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003
England and Wales
Cited – Rapisarda v Colladon (Irregular Divorces) FC 30-Sep-2014
The court considered applications to set aside some 180 petitions for divorce on the grounds that they appeared to be attempts to pervert the course of justice by wrongfully asserting residence in order to benefit from the UK jurisdiction.
Updated: 01 December 2021; Ref: scu.522607