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5 Judicial Assistance and Judicial Intervention

From: Private International Law in English Courts

Adrian Briggs

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 September 2021

Subject(s):
Parties to litigation — Hague Evidence Convention — Insolvency — Preserving assets — Anti-suit injunctions and jurisdiction — Jurisdiction under the Lugano Convention — Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation — Applicable law — Non-contractual obligations — Jurisdiction clauses
5.01 The forms of assistance which an English court can make available directly or indirectly to a foreign court, or to a party to litigation before that court, are a mixture of common law powers, statutory powers created by Parliamentary legislation (including legislation to give effect in English law to the provisions of an international treaty), and measures provided for by European legislation.1 The result is something of a patchwork, but where the assistance is given it proceeds from a basic belief that a properly regulated degree of cross-border co-operation...
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