Desert Sun Loan Corporation v Hill: CA 21 Feb 1996

A defence of Issue Estoppel was not available where the issue which was claimed to have been decided had been made under an unclear foreign procedure. It was also essential that the issue in respect of which an estoppel was now asserted had been a finding necessary to the judgment to be relied upon: ‘The principle is that an issue of fact or law which necessarily was concluded in favour of one party in the foreign proceedings cannot be reopened in foreign proceedings between the same parties here.’
Evans LJ
Gazette 20-Mar-1996, Times 21-Feb-1996, [1996] 2 All ER 847
England and Wales
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