||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 46 (May)
|| EWHC 983 (Fam)
Mrs Justice Macur DBE
||Grant Armstrong for the father.
||Marcus Scott-Manderson and Cliona Papazian for the mother.
||24 April 2012
Conflict of laws - Foreign judgment - Recognition and enforcement - Portuguese court making order providing arrangements for shared care of child - Mother returning to England with child - Mother making application for residence in English court - Father applying to English court for registration, recognition and enforcement of Portuguese order and stay of English proceedings - Whether recognition contrary to public policy - Whether English court having jurisdiction to entertain mother's application - Council Regulation (EC) 2201/2003.
Conflict of laws Foreign judgment. The Family Division, in considering the father's application for registration, recognition and enforcement of a judgment of the Portuguese court in respect of residence of the child, held that, without any review of its substance, it would be manifestly contrary to public policy to recognise the judgment pursuant to art23(a) of Council Regulation (EC) 2201-2003.
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