||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 377 (Dec)
||Queen's Bench Division
Judge Heppel QC sitting as a judge of the High Court
||Charles Dougherty (instructed by Kennedys) for the defendants.
||Jason Evans-Tovey (instructed by Beachcroft Wansbroughs) for Milan.
||20 December 2002
Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Brussels Convention - Civil and commercial matters - Public authority - Claim for contribution against foreign public authority - Jurisdiction of English court - Brussels Conventions, arts 1, 6(2).
In a personal injury claim arising out of a road traffic accident in Italy, the court ruled that the defendants were entitled under art6(2) of the Brussels Convention to issue Pt20 proceedings against the relevant local authority seeking a contribution.
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