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Reframing Jurisdiction: Revising the Grounds or a New Scheme?

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Jurisdiction rules play a pivotal role in cross-border litigation. Uncertainties in their application, with resulting increased costs, time, money and use of judicial resources may be harmful to London's reputation as an international litigation centre.

This event will provide a timely opportunity to take stock in the post-Brexit landscape, focussing on two sets of proposals for amending the rules applicable in the English court: a proposal to revise the grounds of jurisdiction in CPR 6 PD6B which is currently before the CPR committee; and a wide-ranging proposal for a fundamental reframing of the jurisdictional rules. Two panels of leading academics and practitioners will lead the discussions.


  • Marie Louise Kinsler QC, 2TG and University of Cambridge
  • Alexander Layton QC, 20 Essex and King's College London


  • Adrian Briggs (QC (Hon)), Blackstone Chambers, Emeritus Fellow of St Edmund Hall and Emeritus Professor, University of Oxford; Honorary Senior Fellow at BIICL
  • Andrew Dickinson, Fellow of St Catherine's College and Professor, University of Oxford; Honorary Senior Fellow at BIICL; Solicitor
  • Richard Fentiman (QC (Hon)), Professor of Private International Law, University of Cambridge
  • The Rt. Hon. Dame Elizabeth Gloster, DBE, PC, One Essex Court, former Judge of the Court of Appeal and Vice-President of the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal
  • Alistair Mackenzie, 2TG

This event is convened by Professor Eva Lein, Senior Research Fellow in Private International Law and Director, Centre for Comparative Law

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This event offers the equivalent of 2 CPD hours.


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