The Applicable Law in Cases Involving the Loi Badinter
Sarah Prager (1 Chancery Lane) has written a piece in the Journal of Personal Injury Law on “The applicable law in cases involving the loi badinter: sections 11 and 12 of the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 reviewed” (J.P.I. Law 2007, 4, 338-344). Here’s the abstract:
Discusses, with reference to salient case law, questions over the applicability of UK law in foreign jurisdictions. Outlines the relevant legal framework for accidents abroad under the Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995 s.11 and s.12. Focuses on the Lincoln County Court decision in Prince v Prince concerning the issue of jurisdiction for two British nationals involved in a road traffic accident whilst in France, highlighting the reluctance of the courts to displace the presumption of jurisdiction contained in s.11.
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