English judges deciding Scottish divorce cases is “recipe for chaos”, Supreme Court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2019 in choice of forum, divorce, financial provision, news, Scotland by sally

‘English judges deciding Scottish divorce cases is a “recipe for chaos”, the Supreme Court has heard in a landmark case between an aristocrat and his estranged wife.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2019

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Family Law Newsletter #31 – Spire Barristers

‘Articles from around the web, Legislation updates and Case Updates from Care Proceedings and Financial Remedy matters.’

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Spire Barristers, 2nd December 2019

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Court of Appeal Clarifies Proper Forum in Multi-Party Conspiracy Claims – Littleton Chambers

Posted December 4th, 2019 in choice of forum, conspiracy, jurisdiction, news by sally

‘On 26 November 2019, the Court of Appeal gave judgment in ED&F Man Capital Markets Ltd v Straits (Singapore) Pte Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 2073. It clarifies when England will be the proper forum in multi-party conspiracy claims against defendants based in different jurisdictions. It contains a useful analysis of the recent Supreme Court judgment in Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20, [2019] 2 WLR 1051.’

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Littleton Chambers, 27th November 2019

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Wealthy divorcee sues lover by serving legal papers on him using WhatsApp – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2019 in choice of forum, internet, news, service, service out of jurisdiction by sally

‘A divorcee already worth £90 million has won the right to fight to sue her former lover in the UK over tens of millions of assets after serving court papers on him via WhatsApp.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th June 2019

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Litigation trends: The Brexit zeitgeist – New Law Journal

‘The ongoing uncertainty around the post-Brexit landscape, a vital appeal decision over legal professional privilege and disclosure reforms have been dominating the headlines for litigators.’

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New Law Journal, 1st November 2018

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High Court hosts new mega-money Russian dispute – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted August 7th, 2018 in choice of forum, freezing injunctions, news, Russia by sally

‘Another high-profile foreign dispute, this time related to a stake in a Russian fishing company valued at more than a billion pounds, has opened in the High Court – though the relevance of England and Wales as a jurisdiction has again been called into question.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 7th August 2018

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Businesses quit UK courts in droves as Brexit looms – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 23rd, 2018 in brexit, choice of forum, dispute resolution, EC law, news by tracey

‘Businesses are already changing contracts so that disputes are heard in the European Union rather than the UK, according to a survey published today. Research from Thomson Reuters Legal found the UK’s decision to leave the EU is making business leaders questions whether London is still the best option as a global centre for dispute resolution.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 23rd July 2018

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Banker’s wife whose husband took mistress to his office party wins right to divorce him in England – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 13th, 2018 in choice of forum, divorce, news by tracey

‘A multi-millionaire banker’s wife who found out her husband had taken his mistress to his office party has won the right to divorce him in England.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th July 2018

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Supreme Court dismisses appeal over bank resolution claims – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 6th, 2018 in choice of forum, jurisdiction, news, Supreme Court by tracey

‘Claims brought against Novo Banco, the bank set up by the Portuguese central bank following the collapse of Banco Espirito Santo (BES) in 2014, must be heard in Portugal, the UK’s highest court has confirmed.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th July 2018

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Commercial court litigants up by 22%, survey finds – Litigation Futures

Posted June 1st, 2018 in choice of forum, Commercial Court, London, news, statistics by sally

‘London’s commercial courts were busier than ever last year, with a 22% rise in the number of litigants and 7% increase in the number of cases heard, a survey has found.’

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Litigation Futures, 31st May 2018

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Breaking up is hard to do: the fate of family law in post-Brexit Britain – Family Law

‘It is now over nine months since the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was introduced into the House of Commons in July of last year. The Government’s stated aim was to ensure the UK exits the EU with maximum ‘certainty, continuity and control’. We now know that we will be leaving the EU at 11pm on Friday 29 March 2019. It is still unclear as to how this will happen, although the Government has indicated its wish to maintain a deep and special partnership with the EU. With approximately three million EU citizens living in the UK and around one million British citizens living in other EU member states, the implications of Brexit for European couples separating or divorcing and for their families is wide-reaching and of concern to all family practitioners.’

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Family Law, 10th May 2018

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Villiers v Villiers: An Update – Family Law Week

Posted March 23rd, 2018 in choice of forum, divorce, financial provision, jurisdiction, news, Scotland by tracey

‘Michal Horton and Alex Laing, both of Coram Chambers, report on the latest developments in a case that has attracted widespread attention in the press.’

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Family Law Week, 22nd March 2018

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Why English courts are opening in the EU – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2018 in choice of forum, courts, dispute resolution, foreign jurisdictions, news by sally

‘According to French reports, the new “international chamber” is an attempt to capitalise on Brexit and steal London’s crown as a global hub for lucrative commercial legal disputes.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2018

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The Forum Bar: it does exist — Bruno Min – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 9th, 2018 in choice of forum, computer crime, extradition, jurisdiction, news by tracey

‘n 5th February 2018 the Divisional Court gave judgment in Love v USA [2018] EWHC 172 (Admin), holding that the forum bar operated against the extradition of Lauri Love to the United States to face charges of making a series of cyber-attacks on the computer networks of private companies and US Government agencies. This is the first reported case in which the ‘forum bar’ has been applied to block an extradition.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 9th February 2018

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Improving UK Competitiveness, Strengthening the Rule of Law – Ministry of Justice

‘Dominic Raab addressed guests at the Policy Exchange in London for the launch of the Linklaters report ‘The Rule of Law: everyone has a part to play’.’

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Ministry of Justice, 7th December 2017

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Myths of Brexit – Speech by Lord Justice Hamblen

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Speech by Lord Justice Hamblen

Conference organised by the Hong Kong Department of Justice entitled: “Impact of Brexit on the Development of Common Law, Dispute Resolution and Judicial Co-operation in civil and commercial matters”, 2nd December 2017

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Exploring applications for declarations of parentage (Akyuz v Akyuz) – Family Law

‘Private Client analysis: Michael Wells-Greco, partner at Charles Russell Speechlys, examines the issues in Akyuz v Akyuz and examines whether an application for a declaration of parentage should be dismissed or stayed on the basis of forum non conveniens.’

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Family Law, 24th November 2017

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New rule to emphasise that no Business & Property Courts case is “to big to be heard outside London” – Litigation Futures

Posted November 20th, 2017 in choice of forum, civil procedure rules, news, practice directions by tracey

‘There is to be a new part of the Civil Procedure Rules to deal with the launch of the Business and Property Courts (BPCs) to emphasise that no case is too big to be tried outside London, it has been decided.’

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Litigation Futures, 20th November 2017

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Speech by Lord Justice Gross – A good forum to shop in: London and English law post-Brexit – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in choice of forum, dispute resolution, shipping law, speeches by tracey

‘Speech by Lord Justice Gross – A good forum to shop in: London and English law post-Brexit.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 2nd November 2017

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Commercial Court Shrinks Scope to Challenge Arbitrations – Hailsham Chambers

Posted October 20th, 2017 in arbitration, choice of forum, Commercial Court, evidence, news by sally

‘In the internationally competitive market for arbitrations, there is much talk about which Courts are most “arbitration-friendly”. In a recent judgment Teare J, in the Commercial Court, has crushed speculation that the English Courts might be increasingly sympathetic to challenges to factual findings.’

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Hailsham Chambers, 12th October 2017

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