Service, jurisdiction and forum conveniens post Brexit

The High Court has handed down an interesting judgment on service, jurisdiction and forum conveniens post Brexit. In this post, Alex Carington considers the decision of Master McCloud in Charlton v Deffert [2022] EWHC 2378 (KB) in which he successfully defended a jurisdiction challenge by the Defendant. A copy of the judgment can be found…

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Last question

I can’t resist raising a question for discussion that I’ve been thinking about before I retire. Here it is: Do claimants in fatal accident claims governed by a foreign law have QOCS protection?

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Welcome to our new editor

In what is without doubt the biggest resignation news of the last week, I can announce that after six years the time has finally come for me to step down as editor of this blog. Fortunately, there will be no messy contest for my replacement: I’m delighted to hand it over to Spencer Turner. For…

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How do the English courts interpret foreign legal provisions?

Richard Hermer QC (sitting as a High Court Judge) recently gave some helpful practical guidance on how the English courts approach the interpretation of foreign legal materials (for example, building regulations) in Deane v Barker & Ors [2022] EWHC 1523 (QB). The judgment is particularly useful for its clear pointers to lawyers about how an…

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UK Government launches ‘Retained EU Law Dashboard’

We previously wrote about Lord Frost’s promise to carry out a comprehensive review of the content of Retained EU law. As a result of that review, the Government has released a ‘Retained EU Law Dashboard’, which can be accessed here. The Dashboard “showcases the outcome of this review as an authoritative catalogue of [Retained EU…

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The US legal system – an English barrister’s view

This is a blog post by Spencer Turner about his recent experience of the US legal system during his travels on a Pegasus Trust Scholarship. “America is not like a blanket – one piece of unbroken cloth, the same colour, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt – many patches,…

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