Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 286 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Aldous, Robert Walker and Keene LJJ

Representation Michael Silverleaf QC and Giles Fernando (instructed by Bird & Bird) for the claimant.
  Philip Punwar (instructed by Reid Minty) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 30 January 2002


Conflict of laws - Contract - Proper law of contract - Defendant resident in Germany - Defendant making undertaking - Defendant breaching undertaking - Claimant issuing proceedings for breach - Defendant disputing jurisdiction of English courts - Judge holding proceedings within jurisdiction of English courts - Judge giving directions as to future conduct of proceedings - Whether judge correct -  1, Art 4 - CPR 11(7).

The Case

CPR11(7) did not deprive a judge of the jurisdiction to give directions where the court had ruled that it had jurisdiction over a claim.

Practice Areas

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