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Part III Jurisdiction, Foreign Judgments and Awards, Ch.10 Jurisdiction of the English Courts—An Introduction

J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, Solicitor
Edited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (14th Edition)

James J Fawcett, Janeen M Carruthers
Edited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)

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From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 July 2024

Jurisdiction and the English courts — Jurisdiction under the Brussels-Lugano Regime — Limitations on jurisdiction — Stay of court proceedings — Jurisdiction under the traditional rules — Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation — Jurisdiction under the Lugano Convention — Jurisdictional agreements and the Brussels Regulation
“Jurisdiction” is a word susceptible of several different meanings, but in the present account it is used in its widest sense to refer to the question of whether an English court will hear and determine an issue upon which its decision is sought.1 The position is complicated by the fact that there are numerous separate sets of rules determining the jurisdiction of English courts. First, there are the four different sets of rules under the Brussels/Lugano system, ie the rules contained in the Brussels I Regulation, the EC/Denmark Agreement, the Brussels Convention...
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