The EU Council, with Estonia and Latvia entering reservations, have reached a political agreement on the Regulation applicable to non-contractual obligations ("Rome II"). The press release from the 2725th Council Meeting can be downloaded
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"Overseas Treatment for NHS Patients" by Cara Guthrie (Outer Temple Chambers) and Hannah Volpe (Bevan Brittan LLP) Journal of Personal Injury Law J.P.I. Law (2006) No.1 Pages 12-20. The article considers the legal position of patients and NHS trusts in the event of a clinical negligence action arising from substandard medical treatment received outside the […]
ANDROMEDA MARINE SA v OW BUNKER & TRADING A/S  EWHC 777 (Comm) The question before the High Court was whether it could be said that a party had clearly and precisely accepted a jurisdiction clause for the purposes of the Brussels Convention 1968 Art.17 when the purpose of the proceedings was to deny that it was […]
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DORNOCH LTD & ORS v (1) MAURITIUS UNION ASSURANCE CO LTD (2) MAURITIUS COMMERCIAL BANK LTD  EWCA Civ 389 The question before the court was whether reinsurers had a good arguable case that a reinsurance contract did not contain a Mauritian jurisdiction clause and accordingly England was the appropriate forum for the trial of proceedings relating […]
The current issue of the ICLQ contains two articles relating to private international law. 1) L. Merrett, "The Enforcement of Jurisdiction Agreements within the Brussels Regime" (2006) 2 ICLQ 315-336. (
“Rome I: The Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations” Date: 26th April 2006 Chair: The Rt Hon Lady Justice Arden DBE Speakers: Andrew Dickinson, Consultant, Clifford Chance; Honorary Fellow, British Institute of International & Comparative Law Professor Jonathan Harris, University of Birmingham Oliver Parker, Department for Constitutional Affairs Jacob van de Velden, British Institute of International […]