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Husayn (Zubaydah) v The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Others: QBD 19 Feb 2021

Allegation that representatives of the defendant had taken advantage of the claimant’s illegal imprisonment and torture by the CIA, to have questions put to him. The court now looked at which law would apply. Judges: Mr Justice Lane Citations: [2021] EWHC 331 (QB), [2022] 4 WLR 40 Links: Bailii Statutes: Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) … Continue reading Husayn (Zubaydah) v The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Others: QBD 19 Feb 2021

Harding v Wealands: CA 17 Dec 2004

The claimant sought damages here for a road traffic accident which had occurred in Australia. The defendant was working in England. The defendant argued that the law of New South Wales applied. Held: The general rule in section 11 was not to be displaced. Roerig implied a bright line between matters of assessment and heads … Continue reading Harding v Wealands: CA 17 Dec 2004

VTB Capital Plc v Nutritek International Corp and Others: SC 6 Feb 2013

The claimant bank said that it had been induced to create very substantial lending facilities by fraudulent misrepresentation by the defendants. They now appealed against findings that England was not clearly or distinctly the appropriate forum for resolution of VTB’s tort claims, and nor that there was a proper basis for piercing the corporate veil. … Continue reading VTB Capital Plc v Nutritek International Corp and Others: SC 6 Feb 2013

OPO v MLA and Another: CA 9 Oct 2014

The claimant child sought to prevent publication by his father of an autobiography which, he said, would be likely to cause him psychological harm. The father was well known classical musician who said that he had himself suffered sexual abuse as a child. The claimant’s mother said that he would suffer harm by the publication. … Continue reading OPO v MLA and Another: CA 9 Oct 2014

Cox v Ergo Versicherung Ag: CA 25 Jun 2012

The deceased member of the armed forces had died in a road traffic accident in Germany. The parties didputed whether the principles governing the calculation of damages were those in the 1976 Act and UK law, or under German law. Held: ‘There is no difficulty in identifying the critical issues on this appeal for the … Continue reading Cox v Ergo Versicherung Ag: CA 25 Jun 2012

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