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A Hard Brexit for Civil International Judicial Assistance?

Posted on December 28, 2020

Friend of Letters Blogatory Peter Bert has observed that the draft Brexit treaty does not seem to make any provision for judicial cooperation in civil cases. As Peter noted almost a year ago, a “hard Brexit” in the field of international judicial assistance would mean that the Hague Service, Evidence, and Choice of Court Agreements Conventions (and maybe the Apostille Convention, though Peter doesn’t mention it specifically) would spring into effect as between the UK and the EU, and that except in cases governed by COCA, there would be no multilateral agreement in place on recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil cases. With respect to COCA, the Convention will be in force between the UK and all EU member states, because the EU…

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Brexit Update: The UK’s Interesting COCA Accession

Posted on January 4, 2019

The United Kingdom deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements yesterday. The UK is currently bound by the Convention, because the European Union approved the Convention in 2015. Under the terms of that approval, the Convention bound all EU states except Denmark. But with Brexit on the horizon, the new accession is not a surprise.

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Event Announcement: “The Future of International Commercial Litigation Post-Brexit”

Posted on January 19, 2017

The Center of European Law at King’s College London will be holding the eight seminar in its Brexit series, titled The Future of International Commercial Litigation Post-Brexit. Here are the details for this interesting event. What The Future of International Commercial Litigation Post-Brexit Who The chair of the seminar is Professor Jonathan Harris, QC, of Serle Court Chambers and King’s College London. The speakers are Sir Richard Aikens of Brick Court Chambers and King’s College London, Alexander Layton, QC of 20 Essex Street Chambers and King’s College London, and Dr. Manuel Penadés Fons of King’s College London. When January 26, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Where The Dickson Poon School of Law, Nash Lecture Theatre, Strand Campus, King’s College London RSVP You can…

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