Anti-suit injunctions: lessons from two recent cases

The High Court has a general power to grant injunctions under s. 37(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981. An “anti-suit injunction” orders a party to cease to pursue, or not to commence, court proceedings. It may be granted where foreign proceedings will infringe a relevant substantive legal or equitable right (such as a contractual…

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Consent to risk and movie stunts: a recent ruling from South Africa

During filming for Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in South Africa, UK-based stuntwoman Olivia Jackson was involved in a serious collision with a camera boom while riding a motorcycle. Ms Jackson suffered a number of serious injuries, including facial scarring, nerve damage and an above-elbow arm amputation. The liability insurance policy for the film did…

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Coronavirus mini-series: (5) holiday refunds and consumer rights

This blog by Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas of 12 King’s Bench Walk highlights that travellers’ rights to refunds under the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 (“PTR 2018”) have not changed. There has been no official guidance from the European Commission on the Package Travel Directive 2015 in the context of COVID-19. However, the guidance…

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The Legal Systems of South Korea and England: A Comparison

Jihyun Kim, a lawyer practising in South Korea, recently spent a week at 12 KBW on an exchange programme organised by the Bar Council. In this blog post, Jihyun compares and contrasts the legal systems in South Korea and England, including the very different approaches to case management, costs and ADR.

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12 KBW International & Travel team produces new Accidents Abroad chapter for Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service

Members of 12 King’s Bench Walk’s International & Travel team have co-authored a wide-ranging update to the ‘Accidents Abroad’ section of Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service – a leading loose-leaf text for personal injury practitioners. The update covers applicable law and jurisdiction in personal injury claims, the new Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations…

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19th Annual PEOPIL Conference

This weekend I attended the 19th annual Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL) conference in Madrid, Spain. This, the annual jamboree for Personal Injury lawyers from across Europe, covered much interesting ground.

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Message from the Editors

Bienvenido, Willkommen, Bienvenue, स्वागत, Selamat dating, 欢迎光临, ‫أهلاً و سهل In case you are not a polyglot, welcome to the International & Travel Law Blog!

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