Hans David De Beer v Kanaar and Co (a Firm): CA 9 Aug 2001

The respondent had been refused an order for security for costs. He was US resident abroad but had assets in Switzerland, and the judge had considered herself unable to make the order under the Rules and the Convention. The assets would be easily removed, and may not even be capable of being pursued, and accordingly it was fair and just that security be given for the costs.


Lord Justice Jonathan Parker, Lord Justice Rimer


[2001] EWCA Civ 1318




Lugano Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters 1988


England and Wales

Civil Procedure Rules

Updated: 01 June 2022; Ref: scu.159870