Villiers v Villiers: SC 1 Jul 2020

Maintenance in England, divorce in Scotland

H disputed the right of W to seek maintenance before and English court, saying that the parties had mostly lived in Scotland, and the divorce was being conducted there.
Held: (Wilson, Hales LL dissenting) H’s appeal failed. The divorce and the maintenance action were distinct, and the European Regulations gave the England court jurisdiction.

Lady Hale, Lord Kerr, Lord Wilson, Lady Black, Lord Sales
[2020] UKSC 30
Bailii, Bailii Summary
Matrimonial Causes Act 1973 27, Council Regulation (EC) No 4/2009
England and Wales

Family, Jurisdiction, European

Updated: 01 November 2021; Ref: scu.652175