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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Don’t hold out hope for future UK Lugano accession

It is old news that the UK’s bid to join the Lugano Convention has stalled and been kicked into the political long grass. We previously blogged about the reasons given by the EU Commission for opposing UK Lugano Convention membership. Specifically: For the European Union, the Lugano Convention is a flanking measure of the internal…

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CPR Brexit Amendments

The most recent iteration of proposed Brexit amendments to the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 was laid before Parliament on 8 March 2019 (Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019). Will they still be relevant in few days’ time? Who knows! In the meantime, for those interested, here are the headlines.

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Brexit and the Government White Paper: Are the Civil Judicial Cooperation plans Realistic?

In this blog, which follows on from Philip Mead’s recent post explaining the legal implications the Government’s recent White Paper (Cm 9593), Patrick Vincent suggests that the Lugano Convention has been wrongly worded and wrongly translated – but that even if corrected it will not help the UK achieve post-Brexit civil judicial cooperation with the…

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Comment: Brexit Department’s Position Statements on Enforcement and Dispute Resolution and Civil Judicial Cooperation

This article is by David Green of 12 King’s Bench Walk. The Brexit Department’s two position statements issued last week, on Enforcement and Dispute Resolution and Civil Judicial Cooperation,  show welcome progress by the UK government on the conflict of laws issues raised by Brexit. However, many Brexit-watchers will be disappointed that they do not…

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