||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 315 (Nov)
|| EWHC 2554 (Comm)
||Queen's Bench Division (Commercial Court)
||Andrew Popplewell QC, Roger Masefield and Fionn Pilbrow (instructed by Herbert Smith) for the claimant.
||Thomas Weitzman QC and Peter Ratcliffe (instructed by Simmons and Simmons) for the defendants.
||16 November 2005
Pleading - Amendment - Leave to amend after expiry of limitation period - Foreign defendant - Contract governed by foreign law - Limitation period under foreign law expiring - Whether leave to amend should be given.
A proposed amendment to the claim against a foreign defendant would not be permitted, as it would be time-barred under Illinois law, which was the law of the agreement under which the action was to be brought.
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