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Forum shopping? When the door to the shop should be shut?
Great post from Marilyn Stowe as she comments on the case of Agbaje in the Court of Appeal in which the parties have been litigating for some time over whether or not their matrimonial litigation should proceed in Nigeria or London. The court's conclusion seems to be that the fact that one jurisdiction is more generous to one of the parties is not enough to determine jurisdiction. I notice that the Court of Appeal also decried the procedural management of the case, suggesting that the JR / permission to appeal approach should be adopted by the Family Division in dealing with applications under the Matrimonial & Family Proceedings Act 1984.