||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 35 (Dec)
|| EWHC 2752 (Fam)
Sir Nicholas Wall P
||Edward Devereux for the father.
||Christopher Butterfield for the mother.
||1 November 2011
Family proceedings - Jurisdiction - Matrimonial matters and matters of parental responsibility - Relationship between unmarried father and mother breaking down prior to birth of child - Child being born and residing in Sweden - Mother returning to United Kingdom temporarily - Father making applications in English court - Whether English court having jurisdiction - Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003 , arts 15, 19.2.
Family proceedings Jurisdiction. The Family Division, held that the Swedish court had lawfully taken and retained jurisdiction in proceedings regarding a child, M. Accordingly, the English court did not have jurisdiction to hear the father's applications for, inter alia, parental responsibility and interim contact.
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