Cross-border litigation

Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors – Cross-border litigation


Cross-border litigation can be complex in today’s commercial climate – particularly as business may be conducted across several jurisdictions and also online.


Duncan Lewis international litigation solicitors have proven expertise in cross-border litigation – and can advise on litigation involving most areas of law, including:

  • Banking and finance
  • Contract and commercial law
  • Employment law
  • Healthcare
  • Holiday claims
  • Insurance claims (inc motor insurance)
  • International divorce, child care and family law
  • International property law.
  • Manufacturing
  • Personal injury claims.

In cross-border matters, it is important to seek legal advice from a firm with a successful record in cross-border litigation – Duncan Lewis advises clients to seek legal advice sooner rather than later as failing to take action in a contract dispute, for example, might imply agreement with the contract.


Cross-border disputes can also arise as a result of conflicting practices between jurisdictions – Duncan Lewis can advise on mediation and dispute resolution in cross-border matters, so that a solution can be arrived at quickly and cost-effectively.


In some cases, may be an option in cases involving debt recovery or maintenance settlements in family law cases – including applying to the court for enforcement of a judgment made in a jurisdiction outside England and Wales; or enforcing a judgment made in the Court of England and Wales, if one party or a company is based or registered overseas.


The UK has reciprocal agreements with more than 100 countries and in most cross-border cases, a bilateral agreement with the Court of England and Wales will apply.


Duncan Lewis can advise on the European Enforcement Order (EEO) Regulations for uncontested claims – or on countries which have signed either the Brussels Regulation or the Lugano Convention, both of which apply to the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial law.


In cases where there is no bilateral agreement – eg China and Russia – the law of the particular country will determine whether a court order can be enforced in that country.


For expert legal advice on Cross-Border Litigation, call Duncan Lewis International Litigation Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.


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