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Introduction

With the ending of the application of EU jurisdiction rules in civil cases at 11pm on 31 December 2020, changes have occurred to the procedure for serving claim forms outside the territory of the English and Welsh courts.

This largely means that suing European defendants in English and Welsh courts will require a successful permission application to court before the claim form can be issued and then served. But there are exceptions.

What You Will Learn

This webinar will cover the following:

  • When permission is required and the process for obtaining it.
  • Challenges to grants of permission by defendants after service.
  • Claims which do not require permission applications.
  • The role of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements 2005.
  • New sections inserted in the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982 relating to consumer and employment claims.
  • Recent jurisdiction challenges 1: jurisdictional gateways (FS Cairo LLC v Brownlie and Manek v IIFL (Wealth) UK Limited).
  • Recent jurisdiction challenges 2: proper forum and substantial risk of injustice (Lungowe v Vedanta Resources plc, applied in Mousavi-Khalkai v Abrischamchi).
  • The impact the Lugano Convention could make.

This webinar was recorded on 15th February 2021

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