Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 460 (Jul)
Court: Commercial Court

Richard Siberry QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation Dominic Kendrick QC and Andrew Thomas (instructed by Ross & Co) for the claimants.
  Helen Davies (instructed by Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw) for the first defendant.
  Mark Cran QC and Michael Rollason (instructed by Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw) for the second and third defendants.
Judgment Dates: 30 July 2002


Conflict of laws - Jurisdiction - Challenge to jurisdiction - English claimants issuing proceedings against Finnish and English defendants in respect of industrial action taken against claimants' vessels in Finland - Defendants relying on jurisdiction clause in settlement agreement - Claimant alleging agreement entered into under duress - Whether English court having jurisdiction - , arts 6(1), 17, 21.

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