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Baldwin v Baldwin [2014] EWHC 4857 (Fam)

An interesting case involving the workings of the EU Maintenance Regulations, in particular: 1) that choice of court agreements following Article 4 can be quite informal, even through correspondence between solicitors; 2) that 'entering an appearance' following Article 5 can include taking steps within the proceedings such as exchange of Forms E or filing of a statement; and 3) that 'on an exceptional basis' within Article 7 is interpreted as 'by way of exception' and not 'extraordinary', widening the scope for use of this article. Also this case potentially widens the scope for Schedule 1 cases where the child does not reside in England.

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Published: 23/11/2015


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