The utility of stay proceedings in private international law proceedings is both well known and documented. However, their use in family matters and, especially, proceedings involving children and, as well as in overseas proceedings, is less well known. However, the decision of the Full Court of the Family Court of Australia in Kwon and Lee has brought the issue, together with other issues in Australian law, into stark relief. Some of the matters which were raised in that case are of more than local interest.
International and Comparative Law Quarterly Vol. 57, Issue 3, p. 649-657