The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has, in principle, agreed an amendment to the rules governing service out of the jurisdiction after the end of the Brexit transition period. The amendment will remove the need for the court’s permission to serve out where the claim falls within a choice of court agreement in favour of the English courts. This will significantly streamline the procedure for serving out of the jurisdiction in circumstances where the defendant has agreed that the English court should have jurisdiction to determine disputes that arise under a contract.

Maura McIntosh has published a post on Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution blog which considers the rule change and its implications. Click here to read the post (or here for the Practical Law Dispute Resolution blog homepage).