Erosion of state immunity in spotlight as £37m salvage case reaches Supreme Court – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 28th, 2023 in foreign jurisdictions, news, ships, state immunity, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A Supreme Court case brought over silver salvaged from a wartime ship sinking could have consequences for the UK’s position as a global commercial hub, a specialist lawyer has warned. In Argentum v Republic of South Africa, five Supreme Court judges will consider the case for overturning a 2022 Court of Appeal judgment which critics say erodes the principle of state immunity from interference from foreign courts.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th November 2023