Mayo-Perrott v Mayo-Perrott

JurisdictionIreland
Judgment Date01 January 1959
Date01 January 1959
Docket Number[1955. No. 1183.]
CourtSupreme Court
(S.C.)
Mayo-Perrott
and
Mayo-Perrott

Decree in England for divorce and costs - Parties domiciled in England - Whether order for costs severable from decree of divorce - Whether costs recoverable by action in Irish Courts - Public policy - Constitution of Ireland, Article 41, 3, 2 and 3.

The plaintiff, having obtained a decree for a divorce a vinculo matrimonii in the High Court in England together with the taxed costs of the proceedings against the defendant, and part of the costs being unpaid, sought judgment for the sum remaining unpaid, the defendant having come to reside within the jurisdiction of the Courts of Ireland. It was held by Murnaghan J., and affirmed by the Supreme Court (Maguire C.J., Lavery, Kingsmill Moore, O'Daly and Maguire JJ.) that the order for costs...

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  • G v G
    • Ireland
    • High Court
    • 9 October 1984
    ...of Article 41 of the Constitution did not preclude the plaintiff from obtaining the relief sought by her. Mayo-Perrott v. Mayo-PerrottIR [1958] I.R. 336 distinguished. 2. That such evidence of the foreign law applicable also established that the court which had made the maintenance order ha......
  • Attorney General (S.P.U.C.) v Open Door Counselling Ltd
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 16 March 1988
    ...987. Shaw v. Director of Public Prosecutions [1962] A.C. 220; [1961] 2 W.L.R. 897; [1961] 2 All E.R. 446. Mayo-Perrott v. Mayo-Perrott [1958] I.R. 336; (1959) 93 I.L.T.R. 185. Knuller v. Director of Public Prosecutions [1973] A.C. 435; [1972] 3 W.L.R. 143; [1972] 2 All E.R. 898; 56 Cr. App.......
  • H.A.H. v S.A.A. (Validity of marriage)
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 15 June 2017
    ...should be had to ‘ common sense, good manners and a reasonable degree of tolerance’. 47 Similarly, in Mayo-Perrott v. Mayo-Perrott [1958] I.R. 336 O'Daly J. referred to the 5th edition of Cheshire's Private International Law as observing that the conception of public policy is, or should be......
  • W v W
    • Ireland
    • Supreme Court
    • 1 January 1993
    ...ART 40.1 CONSTITUTION ART 40.3 CONSTITUTION ART 41 DOMICILE & RECOGNITION OF FOREIGN DIVORCES ACT 1986 MAYO PERROTT V MAYO PERROTT 1958 IR 336 BANK OF IRELAND V CAFFIN 1971 IR 123 GAFFNEY V GAFFNEY 1975 IR 133 MURPHY V AG 1982 IR 241 CONSTITUTION ART 50 D (K E) ORSE C V C (M) 1985 IR 6......
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2 books & journal articles
  • Catholicism and the Judiciary in Ireland, 1922-1960
    • Ireland
    • Irish Judicial Studies Journal No. 1-20, January 2020
    • 1 January 2020
    ...Ireland are derived from the people of Ireland’. 48 See Murray (n 8) 72. 49 Irish Independent & Freeman’s Journal , 3 January, 1922. 50 [1958] IR 336. IRISH JUDICIAL STUDIES JOURNAL [2020] Irish Judicial Studies Journal Vol 4(1) IRISH JUDICIAL STUDIES JOURNAL persons… 51 These obiter dicta ......
  • The non-marriage union in private international law
    • Caribbean Community
    • Caribbean Law Review No. 6-2, December 1996
    • 1 December 1996
    ...Brimont v. Penniman (1873) 10 Blatchford Circuit Ct. Rep. 436; Burchell v. Burchett (1926) 58 Ont. L.R. 515; Mayo-Perrott v Mayo-Perrott [1958] I.R. 336; Phrantzes v Argennti [ 1960] 2 Q B 19. Winston Anderson, “Enforcement of Foreign Judgments founded upon a cause of action unknown in the ......

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