- Jurisdiction, foreign law and the Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984 (Brownlie v Four Seasons Holdings)
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Case details
Dispute Resolution analysis: In a wide-ranging decision, the High Court has granted permission to substitute a new party to proceedings and to serve the claim form out of the jurisdiction. In reaching its decision, the court considered the application of the Foreign Limitation Periods Act 1984 (FLPA 1984) and the status of foreign law. It also analysed the extent to which the tort service gateway requires proof of direct, rather than indirect, damage to have been suffered in this jurisdiction. Written by Harriet Campbell, professional support lawyer, at Stephenson Harwood LLP.
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