Dual locality events: marriage by telephone

Crawford, E.B. and Carruthers, J.M. (2011) Dual locality events: marriage by telephone. Scots Law Times, 2011(29), pp. 227-234.

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Discusses the significance of the Outer House decision in A v K concerning the choice of law rule in terms of the formal validity of marriage where a marriage was entered into by telephone between a bride in Scotland and groom in Pakistan. Considers the means of ascertaining locus in the context of where a marriage was celebrated. Looks at applicable law under the Family Law (Scotland) Act 2006 s.38. Explains the possibility of proxy marriages and looks at the position in England in addressing "locus celebrationis" in transnational marriages. Investigates marriage as a contractual obligation. Describes the implications of a non-Scottish locus.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Crawford, Professor Elizabeth and Carruthers, Professor Janeen
Authors: Crawford, E.B., and Carruthers, J.M.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Law
Journal Name:Scots Law Times

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