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"Voth in the Family Court: Forum Conveniens in Property and Custody Litigation"

The author examines the effect of Voth v Manildra Flower Mills Pty Ltd (1990) 171 CLR 538 on international litigation in the Family Court of Australia. One of the cases discussed is the Trans-Tasman litigation in Gilmore, where proceedings were commenced in Australia and New Zealand. The article focuses on the consequences of disparate forum conveniens/forum non conveniens doctrines, coupled with different matrimonial property regimes, in Australia and New Zealand.

Author
PE Nygh
Published in
Australian Journal of Family Law
Year
1993
Volume
7
Pages
260 - 269

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