Tousi (appellant) v Gaydukova (respondent)

Tuesday 5 December 2023

By Appellant’s Notice filed on 6 April 2023, the Husband appeals the order of Mostyn J dated 27 February 2023.

He heard the Husband’s appeal against the judgments of Recorder Allen KC given on 29 March 2022 and 14 April 2022 and orders made on 25 March 2022 and 14 April 2022.

Mostyn J refused the Husband permission to appeal on grounds 2- 8, and dismissed his appeal on ground 1 against the order dated 25 March 2022.

Arbuthnot J granted permission to appeal on one ground (ground 1): that the Recorder was wrong to have made a transfer of tenancy order without first determining whether the parties were legally married.

This appeal is said to raise (for the first time in this court) the basis on which the English court should or should not be prepared to make a nullity order in respect of an invalid ceremony of marriage which has taken place in another country.

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