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Getting to grips with the maintenance regulations:

The things you need to know

27th November, 5 - 6pm, Broadcast Live and available on demand

Presented by

Byron James, Expatriat Law,

Annabel Barons, 1 Garden Court

and Dickon Ceadel, Forsters


- What are the maintenance regulations and where are they recorded;

- To what counties do they apply;

- What are “maintenance obligations” – how do they apply to both income and capital orders;


Establishing jurisdiction

- What is the relationship between an application under MCA 1973 and maintenance regulations;

- Do they apply to Part III, MFPA Act 1984 claims and CA 1989, Sch 1;

- Does the Court have jurisdiction to deal with a financial remedies claim only if it is established under the maintenance

  regulations or does the Court retain jurisdiction via a petition issued in England & Wales;

- What is the relevance of sole domicile and the DMPA 1973, s 5


Effect of maintenance regulations

- What is the effect of article 3(1)(c) restriction and how does this affect the Court’s powers;

- What is the effect of article 5 in providing jurisdiction, and is it possible for a party to participate in proceedings under an

  article 3(1) restriction whilst still preserving their objection to the jurisdiction

- What are the circumstances in which article 6 & 7 jurisdiction applies

- Will any of this matter once Brexit goes through?


CPD = 1 hours

Watching this webinar will help solicitors meet the following requirements set out in the Statement of Solicitor Competence

A2 - Maintain competence and legal knowledge

A4 - Draw on detailed knowledge/understanding



1 hour






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