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This activity has assisted other people in the following competencies: Technical legal practice

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This course provides an overview of the issues facing cross-border litigation and the impact of Brexit on commercial litigation. The course will consider practical issues and give tips regarding the conduct of litigation with an international element. It will also include a round-up of recent cases.

Topics covered include:

  • Forum shopping: main considerations when bringing a commercial claim
  • Governing law/choice of law: formal requirements, restrictions, non-contractual obligations, governing law in the absence of choice by the parties, tips for drafting clauses
  • Jurisdiction clause: types and tips for drafting;
  • Brexit implications: deal or no-deal, transition period and beyond
  • Hague Convention: key aspects and considerations
  • Anti-suit injunctions: how and when to consider trying to halt proceedings in another EU member state
  • Enforcement of judgments in EU member states
  • Arbitration agreements
  • Interim relief: freezing orders and other reliefs


John Walmsley

is a practising English commercial litigation lawyer with over 25 years’ experience having obtained a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in law and trained and qualified with a City firm in London. John has extensive experience of litigation and dispute resolution and a number of his construction and insurance cases have involved substantial sums of money and complex legal issues and are reported cases. John set up his own firm, JKW Law, in 2006, offering legal advice in dispute resolution, corporate and commercial, banking, insolvency, property, employment and tax. John acts for clients throughout the world.

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