Liaw v Lee

Divorce – Foreign Divorce. The wife applied to the court seeking that the decrees nisi and absolute of divorce issued by the High Court of Malaya at Shah in favour of the respondent husband be refused recognition in England and Wales. The Family Division held that having regard to s 51(3)(a) of the Family Law Act 1986, the court in its discretion would refuse recognition of the Malaysian decree nisi and the wife would also be allowed to proceed with the decree nisi in the United Kingdom Court.

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