Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1998] All ER (D) 739
Court: House of Lords
Judge:

Lord Slynn of Hadley, Lord Lloyd of Berwick, Lord Steyn, Lord Hoffmann and Lord Millett

Representation Anthony Trace QC and Rebecca Stubbs (instructed by Le Boeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae) for the appellants.
  Richard Southern (instructed by Cameron McKenna) for the respondents.
Judgment Dates: 16 December 1998

Catchwords

Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Challenge to jurisdiction - Claim by insurer - Insurer domiciled in Lithuania repudiating liability to English company - Insured claiming against insurer - Insurer serving defence and counterclaim - Insurer seeking to join further parties as defendants to counterclaim - Whether court having jurisdiction over counterclaim - , art 11.

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