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There have been a number of recent developments in relation to jurisdiction in cases to which Regulation (EU) No. 1215/2012 (‘recast Brussels’) applies; but as 31st December 2020 recedes into memory, and with it the mechanistic approach to jurisdiction adopted under recast Brussels, those cases which deal with English common law principles, as expressed in


Although the start of 2021 has not been as auspicious as we would have wished,  Happy New Year from all at 1 Chancery Lane. Despite everyone’s hopes that 2021 would start more favourably than 2020 ended it seems restrictions to protect the public from the Covid 19 pandemic will be with us for some time. 


As the world rolled up its sleeves and got to work vaccinating unimaginable numbers of people, we at 1CL dusted off the handsomely bound 1CL set of Agatha Christie murder mysteries, ready for the long haul before things get back to normal. But no sooner had we opened Volume 1 than, on 13th and 14th


In their webinar yesterday Andrew Spencer and Dominique Smith discussed cross-border clinical negligence claims, considering questions including appropriate defendants; jurisdiction; applicable law; applicable standards; and choosing experts. If you missed it, you can view it here


In this webinar, Sarah Prager and Thomas Yarrow will be discussing cross-border litigation after Brexit. They will consider applicable law; jurisdictional issues; recognition and enforcement of judgments; practical advice for litigators; likely future developments. Sarah and Tom will also be answering any questions you may have on the subject. Please submit your questions when registering


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Practitioners undertaking cross border work could be forgiven for thinking that they might be permitted a brief moment of calm after the flurry of pre-Brexit activity immediately preceding 31st December 2020, but early indications are that there will be no such let up. In the dying moments of the year two jurisdictional challenges raised very


The Weekly Roundup: We’re Back!

It’s been going on for what seems like decades. We’d started to think it would never end. But there is now, finally, hope that the jurisdictional challenge in Brownlie may reach a conclusion this year. On 13th and 14th January the appeal in FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Brownlie [2020] EWCA Civ 996 will


In the first of 1CL’s 2021 webinars, Andrew Spencer and Dominique Smith discuss cross-border clinical negligence claims, considering questions including appropriate defendants; jurisdiction; applicable law; applicable standards; and choosing experts. You can view the slides here – Cross Border Clinical Negligence Claims


“But what about causation?”

Foster J handed down judgment in Norfolk CC v Durrant [2020] EWHC 3590 (QB) on 30 December 2020, in which she allowed the Defendant’s appeal on the basis that the trial judge had failed to address causation in an employer’s liability personal injury claim. The Claimant was a teaching assistant who was assaulted by a


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