European Journal of Law Reform

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Article 15 Brussels II-bis

Two Views from Different Sides of the Channel

Keywords international jurisdiction, transfer of proceedings, international parental responsibility
Authors Ian Curry-Sumner en Maria Wright
Author's information

242128 Ian Curry-Sumner
Ian Curry-Sumner is the owner of Voorts Legal Services (a legal consultancy firm specialized in training and advice in the field of international family law based in Dordrecht, the Netherlands).

242130 Maria Wright
Maria Wright is a family law solicitor based at Freemans Solicitors in London, United Kingdom.
  • Abstract

      Article 15 Brussels II-bis provides for the transfer of jurisdiction from one Member State to another. This contribution examines the conditions and practice surrounding the application of Article 15 Brussels II-bis from two jurisdictions, namely the Netherlands, and England and Wales. From this comparison it is clear that there are evident divergent viewpoints as to the approach to be taken with Article 15 Brussels II-bis. This article is, therefore, aimed at bringing those differences in approach to the forefront so as to assist the European legislature in the ongoing evaluation of the Brussels II-bis Regulation.

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