Gray v Hurley

Conflict of Laws – Service outside jurisdiction. The claimant had been entitled to serve a claim form on the defendant out of the jurisdiction on the basis that England was the defendant's last known domicile. The Queen's Bench Division so ruled, among other things, concerning a dispute over assets between the unmarried parties, which arose following the breakdown of their relationship. The court held that it was not appropriate to extend Re Egerton's Will Trusts[1956] 2 All ER 817 (which held that there was a starting presumption that the law of the husband's domicile applied to govern the mutual property rights of the spouses) to non-matrimonial relationships.

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