Dispute Resolution analysis: The court allowed a litigant in person an extension of time to dispute jurisdiction of the court although ultimately the application failed—the court applying the ‘centre of interests’ doctrine to assume jurisdiction in the privacy claim. The claim for misuse of private information fell within Article 5(3) of the Lugano Convention and it had been proved to the required standard that a real and substantial tort had been committed within the jurisdiction. The court granted a retrospective order for service by email in Switzerland of the claim form and interim injunction. The high threshold for retrospective service having been met in the circumstances of this case.
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