Thank you for your response. I am still puzzled, though.
"The effect of this is that whichever part of the United Kingdom the
Channel Islands and the Isle of Man is the area where the child is
domiciled is where any Court application is made"
Surely it must follow that any such application, if granted, is only enforceable in that jurisdiction?
Because my daughter has permanently resided in England since 2003 and aged 14, I persuaded the English High Court in 2006 that they had jurisdiction - in England - to make orders affecting her welfare and education whilst she resides in England. Guernsey are in effect a foreign 'Local Authority' who fund whatever it is the English Court determines. But I say that can only apply to her whilst she is in England.
The Act you have quoted was never quoted in the Hearing and Guernsey 'submittted' to the Jurisdiction of England and Wales, whilst at the same time refusing to be a party to the proceedings, stating that "We are a government. You cannot make Orders telling us what to do".
So, whilst my daughter is domiciled in Guernsey, there is an English High Court Order in place affecting her whilst she is resident in England, albeit it does not state that as a condition of the Order.
If she were to return to live in Guernsey, permanently, surely the English Orders would no longer be binding or enforceable?
My question remains, then, as to whether either Guernsey or the English High Court can claim that an English Order that I have no direct contact with my daughter in Poole, OR ELSEWHERE, is binding and enforcable?.
I want to submit to the Guernsey Court that this is neither intended nor enforceable and that they are bound, as the Jurisdiction of both domicile and of her funding and the jurisdiction in which I reside, to make an order in her best interests, as to contact with me, when she is in Guernsey.
Regarding your response, whilst Guernsey is the Jurisdictuion of her domicile, I believe that, in the same way, a Guernsey Court cannot make an order which is binding upon or enforceable in the English High Court.
What the Guernsey Court did, in respect of my application for contact with my daughter when she is in Guernsey, was to adjourn it, sine die, pending my making an application in England to vary the English High Court Order to enabl me to have direct contact in Guernsey.
Even if I were to do so, and the Application was granted, namely that I be permitted by the English High Court to have direct contact with my daughter in Guernsey, it would surely not be binding in or on Guernsey.
I need to be able to argue these points, but logic alone will obviously not suffice.
I would be very grateful for your further thoughts.
Paul Harry Moed