In this fifth episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we briefly outline the state of play for Brexit as it affects litigation in the English courts. We also look at some developments since our last update relating to the disclosure pilot, witness evidence reform and remote hearings, and finally we look at some developments relating to so-called “class action tourism” where group claims are pursued against large multinational companies in the English courts in relation to alleged acts or omissions of their subsidiaries abroad, often relating to environmental or human rights issues. This episode is hosted by Anna Pertoldi, a partner in our litigation team, who is joined by Maura McIntosh, a professional support consultant, and Joanne Keillor, a senior associate.
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Below you can find links to our blog posts on the developments and cases covered in this podcast:
- Article published – Jurisdiction clauses and service out post-Brexit: a welcome rule change
- Webinar on jurisdiction and enforcement issues
- Article published – Disclosure Pilot Scheme: a potential way forward?
- Article published – Preparing witness evidence: significant changes proposed for Business and Property Courts
- Lord Chief Justice’s Report 2020: courts in strong position despite pandemic
- High Court strikes out claims against BHP as an abuse of process in light of parallel claims in Brazil
- Court of Appeal confirms English Court lacks jurisdiction over claims against UK domiciled parent company in relation to acts of subsidiary abroad