Does the English Court have jurisdiction? If so, should the English Court exercise jurisdiction? Does English law apply? If not, what law governs the dispute? Will the Court grant an injunction to restrain actual or threatened foreign proceedingsThese are questions which often arise in disputes which cross borders. So too questions of procedure: How does a party obtain / resist permission to serve out? When is permission required? What rules govern serviceAnd if a judgment has been obtained here or abroad, questions of enforcement may arise: Can it be enforced against assets in London? Does the foreign judgment give rise to an issue estoppel or res judicata? How does a party challenge recognition and enforcement in England of a foreign judgment?

Members of the Private International Law team are well-qualified to advise on the myriad of questions that arise when questions of jurisdiction and choice of law arise. Our barristers have appeared in many of the leading cases in this field. They are frequently asked to lecture, comment, and write about this often difficult, confusing and complicated area of law. 

Prof Jonathan Harris QC (Hon.) is a pre-eminent expert in all aspects of Private International Law, and joint general editor (with Lord Collins of Mapesbury) of the foremost practitioner work, Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws.

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Barristers List

Private International Law Barristers

    • Elizabeth Blackburn QC
    • Year Of Call: 1978
    • Silk: 1998
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    • John Randall QC
    • Year Of Call: 1978
    • Silk: 1995
    • Tel: 0121 246 7000
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    • Vasanti Selvaratnam QC
    • Year Of Call: 1983
    • Silk: 2001
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    • Avtar Khangure QC
    • Year Of Call: 1985
    • Silk: 2003
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    • Ed Pepperall QC MCIArb
    • Year Of Call: 1989
    • Silk: 2013
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    • Dr Colin Ong QC
    • Year Of Call: 1991
    • Silk: 2017
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    • Professor Charles Debattista
    • Year Of Call: 1978
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    • Colin Wright
    • Year Of Call: 1987
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    • Dominic HappĂ©
    • Year Of Call: 1993
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    • Andrew Charman
    • Year Of Call: 1994
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    • Rachel Toney
    • Year Of Call: 1998
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    • Ishfaq Ahmed
    • Year Of Call: 1999
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    • Mark Jones
    • Year Of Call: 2000
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    • Ravi Aswani
    • Year Of Call: 2000
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    • William Buck
    • Year Of Call: 2001
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    • James Shirley
    • Year Of Call: 2002
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    • Tom Whitehead
    • Year Of Call: 2002
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    • Peter Cherry
    • Year Of Call: 2003
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0113 394 7415
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    • Robert Mundy
    • Year Of Call: 2008
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2076
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    • Thomas Steward
    • Year Of Call: 2011
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    • Dominic Roberts
    • Year Of Call: 2011 Solicitor: 1997
    • Silk:
    • Tel: 0121 246 2061
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    • Andrew Dinsmore
    • Year Of Call: 2013
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    • William Hooper
    • Year Of Call: 2014
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