FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
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Annex I - The rules of jurisdiction referred to in Article 3(2) and Article 4(2)
- in the United Kingdom: rules which enable jurisdiction to be founded on:
(a) the document instituting the proceedings having been served on the defendant during his temporary presence in the United Kingdom; or
(b) the presence within the United Kingdom of property belonging to the defendant; or
(c) the seizure by the plaintiff of property situated in the United Kingdom.
Annex II - The courts or competent authorities to which the application referred to in Article 39 may be submitted
- in England and Wales, the High Court of Justice, or in the case of a maintenance judgment, the Magistrate's Court on transmission by the Secretary of State;
Annex III - The courts with which appeals referred to in Article 43(2) may be lodged
- in England and Wales, the High Court of Justice, or in the case of a maintenance judgment, the Magistrate's Court;
Annex IV- The appeals which may be lodged pursuant to Article 44
- a single further appeal on a point of law.
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