Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 15: General update

In this 15th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at some recent or upcoming developments relating to disclosure, jurisdiction and the new Chancery Guide, decisions relating to privilege and the application of the without prejudice rule, and the impact of the UK sanctions regime on proceedings in the English court involving … Read more

High Court grants freezing injunction in relation to stolen non-fungible tokens (NFTs)

Adding to the run of recent cases involving fraud or theft of cryptoassets, the High Court has granted an order restraining “persons unknown” from dissipating NFTs allegedly stolen from the claimant’s cryptoasset wallet: Lavinia Deborah Osbourne v (1) Persons Unknown (2) Ozone [2022] EWHC 1021 (Comm). (The decision dates from March this year, but the … Read more

Commercial litigation podcast series – Episode 14: General update

In this 14th episode of our series of commercial litigation update podcasts, we look at the most recent decisions on trial witness statements, a decision on what parties can do when they have received a draft judgment under embargo, upcoming changes to the circumstances in which proceedings can be served on parties outside the jurisdiction … Read more

Article published – Expansion of jurisdiction gateways coming soon

The Civil Procedure Rule Committee has approved a number of new jurisdiction gateways in CPR Practice Direction 6B, as well as amendments to existing gateways, aimed at filling in perceived gaps in the current rules or, in some cases, clarifying their meaning. The changes are expected to come into effect in October this year. Anna … Read more

High Court finds tort jurisdictional gateway satisfied in fraud case where only indirect harm suffered in England

The High Court has held that a claim brought by a bank against several shareholders of a company for deceit and unlawful means conspiracy met the requirements of the jurisdictional gateway for tort claims (among other gateways) but declined to exercise jurisdiction on grounds of forum non conveniens: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Pjsc v Shetty & Ors [2022] … Read more