E v E

Divorce – Jurisdiction. The Family Division, applying art 19 of Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003, dismissed the wife's divorce petition where the jurisdiction of the French court had been established. The husband had previously filed a divorce petition in the French court and, accordingly, that court was first seised. The court should actively discourage the tactical filing of a second set of proceedings in England when the jurisdiction of the court of another member state had been established.

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