Giusti v Ferragamo

Divorce – Jurisdiction. The wife appealed against a judge's order, staying her English divorce petition, which had been issues in 2018. The judge had found that separation proceedings, which the husband had issued in 2012 in Italy, were onging. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in allowing the appeal in part, ruled that the English court should defer to the Italian court and let it determine whether it remained seised or whether the proceedings before it had lapsed, leaving only the English court seised. Accordingly, the wife's divorce petition, and the husband's application for its stay or dismissal, were adjourned, pending the Italian court's determination of the wife's application for the stay or dismissal of the husband's divorce proceedings.

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