Total eclipse of the heart

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  • This decision could open the floodgates to a wave of disapointed spouses who want to get more money from their divorce. This will only cause a further burden on our already swamped family courts.
    What right do English courts have to interfere with decisions made overseas? It is an absolute disgrace.

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  • It is unfortunately another decision which encourages the expensive sport of "forum-shopping". London has a controversial reputation, which is not to everyone's taste, of being the most generous paying jurisdiction in the world, and this decision is going to encourage applicants to try to get in front of a London court even if they have only a relatively slim connection with England

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  • I think many are reading into this case wrongly. If you read the judgement you will see the emphasis that the court puts on the fact that both Mr & Mrs Agbaje were Britizens had strong connections with the UK. Therefore the floodgates will not be opened as claimants will have to meet a rigorous test proving that had strong connections with the UK throughout their marriage.

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