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Exploring the effect of foreign law on proceedings in England and Wales (Ministry of Defence v Iraqi Civilians [2016] UKSC 25, [2016] All ER (D) 88 (May))

Exploring the effect of foreign law on proceedings in England and Wales (Ministry of Defence v Iraqi Civilians [2016] UKSC 25, [2016] All ER (D) 88 (May))
Published on: 18 May 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Exploring the effect of foreign law on proceedings in England and Wales (Ministry of Defence v Iraqi Civilians [2016] UKSC 25, [2016] All ER (D) 88 (May))
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  • What is the background to the case?
  • What issues did the case raise?
  • What did the Supreme Court decide?
  • To what extent is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area? What guidance does it provide?
  • Are there any grey areas for which lawyers will need to watch out?
  • What are the implications for lawyers?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: How should courts hearing a case where the law of a foreign country has to be taken into account apply the other country’s rules on limitation? Jeremy Chipperfield, barrister at Goldsmith Chambers, examines the Supreme Court’s approach in Ministry of Defence v Iraqi Civilians. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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