Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 06 (Oct)
Neutral Citation: [2011] EWHC 2405 (Comm)
Court: Queen's Bench Division, Commercial Court

Walker J

Representation Christopher Butcher QC and Jonathan Hough (instructed by Lyons Davidson) for the claimants in the County Court proceedings.
  Richard Slade QC (instructed by Ford & Warren) for the defendants in the County Court proceedings, excepting two.
  Michael Curtis QC and Justin Davis (instructed by Beachcroft LLP) for the two defendants not represented above.
Judgment Dates: 22 September 2011


County court - Transfer of action - Transfer to Commercial Court - Insurance cases involving similar circumstances - Insurance firm seeking determination of its commercial model in Commercial Court - Whether appropriate to order change of venue.

The Case

County court Transfer of action. The commercial court held that related cases regarding insurance in road traffic accidents where the negligence of another driver was admitted should be heard in the Commercial Court, where it was in the interests of the parties and their insurers and in the public interest to do so.

Practice Areas

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