Jurisdiction: The armed services and the conflict of laws

Philip Mead outlines how the court decided which country’s law was applicable to an accident overseas ‘The uncertainty has arisen both because of the peculiar nature of the Ministry of Defence as a potential liable defendant and in relation to the applicability of the conflicts of laws rules in relation to tort.’ In Rai v …
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Cases Referenced

  • Belhaj v Straw [2014] EWCA Civ 1394
  • C-172/91 Sonntag v Waidmann [1993] ECR I-1963
  • C-292/05 Eirini Lechouritou and Others v Dimosio tis Omospondiakis Dimokratias tis Germanias [2007] ECR I-1540
  • Grovit v De Nederlandsche Bank NV [2007] EWCA Civ 953
  • Littrell v USA [1994] 4 All ER 203
  • Mohammed v Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 1369 (QB)
  • R (on the application of Al Jeddah) v Secretary of State for Defence [2007] EWCA Civ 327
  • Rahmatullah v The Ministry of Defence [2014] EWHC 3846 (QB)
  • Rai v Ministry of Defence (2016) unreported HHJ Mark Gargan 9 May
  • Roerig v Valiant Trawlers Ltd [2002] EWCA Civ 21
  • Sharp v Ministry of Defence [2007] EWHC 224
  • VTB Capital Plc v Nutritek International Corp [2012] EWCA Civ 808; [2013] UKSC 5