Jurisdictional gateways: FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Brownlie [2020] EWCA Civ 996

On 29 July 2020, the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC v Brownlie [2020] EWCA Civ 996, (“Brownlie”), the latest decision in a case that arises from a road traffic accident in January 2010. Legal proceedings were commenced as far back as December 2012. The accident occurred in Egypt when the claimant, her husband, his daughter and his daughter’s two children were travelling as passengers in a chauffeur-driven vehicle that left the road. Tragically, the claimant’s husband and his daughter were killed, and the claimant and children were seriously injured.

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Cross-border consumer contracts: non-contractual claims indissociably linked merit special jurisdiction

At the beginning of the month the Court of Justice (CJEU) gave a decision about jurisdiction in Reliantco, an investment trading case which could, despite the very different fields, have ramifications for other cross border disputes, such as personal injury cases, in which the claimant is acting as a consumer.

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