RH v RH

Parent and child – Jurisdiction – Application for sist – Forum non conveniens. Sheriff Appeal Court: Allowing an appeal in a case in which a mother sought a residence order in relation to her 5-year-old son against a sheriff's decision to uphold the child's father's plea-of forum non conveniens and to sist the cause on the grounds that proceedings with respect to the matters to which the application related continued outside Scotland, in Tennessee, USA, and that it would be more appropriate for those matters to be determined in those proceedings, the court held that while the Tennessee court was a forum with jurisdiction the sheriff had erred in deciding that it was the more appropriate forum and that the sist should be granted.

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