We have updated our guide to the English court process for parties outside the jurisdiction.
In just a few pages, we introduce you to the procedural code that applies to all civil claims in the English courts (known as the “CPR”) and cover who pays the costs of litigation, whether court hearings and documents are public or private, disclosure of documents, witness statements and cross-examination of witnesses, trial, appeals and enforcement of judgments.
Inevitably the litigation process has many variables and can be much more complex than the headline points we cover in these guides. If you would like advice on any specific dispute you’re handling, please get in touch with me or our Head of Dispute Resolution, Mark Lim.
The English courts are regularly chosen as the forum for the resolution of disputes, even between parties who do not have any other link to the jurisdiction. English judges are used to dealing with cases where one or both parties are not located within the jurisdiction and regularly deal with cases where initial applications concern a dispute over jurisdiction.