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Private International Law

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 proceedings? These 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 service? And 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?

Barristers within 36 Stone 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. 

36 Stone

36 Stone are The 36 Group’s Shipping and International Trade team. 

The team is formed of barristers with industry-recognised expertise and market knowledge; delivering advocacy, advisory and arbitration services for shipping and commercial clients from all over the world in a wide variety of shipping (wet and dry) and international trade matters, both contentious and non-contentious.  Many of these members are acknowledged by the legal directories as leaders in their fields, the latest of which can be viewed on the following pages.

Working in partnership with our clients, we aim to exceed expectations and are confident  in our ability to provide a truly exceptional service.

The membership of 36 Stone is characterised by its breadth of experience and by the endorsement of its work in the legal directories.  The reputation of 36 Stone in the shipping market in this country and abroad is extremely high, as is shown both the quality and number of their instructions as counsel and appointment as arbitrators and by the frequency with which they are invited to speak at conferences in London and abroad.

36 Stone aims to be of service whether the demands of a particular piece of work call for the instruction of leading counsel with vast experience in the field or an up and coming junior practitioner with an affinity and interest in this field of work.

Related Areas of Practice

Shipping, Wet and Dry
International Trade, Commodities and Trade Finance
Road, Rail & Air Transport
Insurance and Re-Insurance
International Arbitration
Commercial Fraud & Asset Tracing