Litigating in 2021: jurisdiction, service and enforcement post-Brexit and civil procedure

23rd April 2021

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Chaired by Head of Chambers David Berkley QCDavid Berkley QCCall: 1979Silk: 1999, this webinar, first broadcast on 22 April 2021, examines the impact of Brexit and the pandemic on litigation, with presentations by 3PB barristers Richard WhitehouseRichard WhitehouseCall: 2009 and Jack WebbJack WebbCall: 2016.

Richard Whitehouse on Civil Litigation: Post Brexit - The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is brought into effect at a domestic level by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (“The Act”). As has been extensively reported, the Act and the subordinate legislation that it will give rise to, constitute the single largest legislative reform programme that this country has witnessed. Richard will address: (i) the structure of the Act, and how it is expected to operate in practice, and (ii) the implications of withdrawal civil litigation specifically jurisdiction, service and enforcement.

Jack Webb on Covid in the courts – a look at how the courts are dealing with pandemic-related cases covering a selection of significant recent decisions including: Relief from sanctions: Finvest Holdings SARL v Lovering [2021] 3 WLUK 110 8 Mar 2021 Adjournments and Medical Evidence: Ashford Borough Council and other v Wilson [2021] EWHC 419 (QB).

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