§ Lord Havers
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What action they propose to take in the light of the decisions by the Court of Appeal in Nissim v. Nissim (The Times, 11th December 1987) that orders made in proceedings commenced in a county court, transferred to the High Court otherwise than under Section 39 of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 or Section 41 of the County Courts Act 1984, and then purportedly retransferred to the county court, were nullities.
§ The Lord Chancellor (Lord Mackay of Clashfern)
The Government propose to introduce legislation at the earliest opportunity with retrospective effect. That legislation will give validity to all orders made in the circumstances identified in the judgment of the Court of Appeal.