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Centre of interests does not establish automatic jurisdiction in defamation claims (Mahmudov and Mahmudova v Sanzberro and others)

Published on: 20 January 2022
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Centre of interests does not establish automatic jurisdiction in defamation claims (Mahmudov and Mahmudova v Sanzberro and others)
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Article summary

TMT analysis: The High Court has held that in cases of international internet libel issued prior to 1 January 2021, the fact that a claimant's 'centre of interests' is in England and Wales does not provide an automatic right to bring a claim here for global damages and injunctive relief against a defendant domiciled in another Member State. As a prior condition, the claimant has to show that they can make out a 'good arguable case' that a tort was committed in England and Wales, with the 'centre of interests' test relevant simply to allowing a claimant to obtain global relief. Written by Phil Hartley, senior legal advisor at Schillings. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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