International disputes require specialist legal advice because of the complexities involved in cross-border litigation.
It is usual to have a clause in a contract or agreement stipulating which jurisdiction a dispute will be resolved under ie the courts of England and Wales – although in some cases, a party may prefer to have a matter resolved in their own country. This may be because of the costs involved – or because a court hearing in a particular jurisdiction might be advantageous legally.
In any case involving cross-border disputes or international law, it is crucial to seek legal advice as soon as possible.
If any dispute is not brought to the attention of the other party immediately, a court may also decide that continuing to comply with the terms of a contract or the actions of one party under the contract constitute agreement to the contract or the way it has been enacted.
Duncan Lewis litigation solicitors have considerable experience in international law across most areas of the law – and the Duncan Lewis litigation team is able to call on the expertise of our in house legal experts to build a case.
Duncan Lewis’ staff speak more than 70 languages between them, saving on the cost of interpreters in most international cases.
Duncan Lewis is able to advise on international litigation involving:
Our expert international litigation team can advise on pre-action issues, such as which jurisdiction to take legal action under in cases involving European law (Rome II regulations), Package Travel Regulations 1992 and the European Communities Right Against Insurers Regulations 2002.
In cases where the courts of England and Wales must take into account European law in cross-border disputes, Duncan Lewis offers extensive expertise in EU law and cross-border disputes – including advising on mediation and dispute resolution in international disputes and the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA).
Duncan Lewis can advise major companies, SMEs and individuals in international litigation matters.
For expert legal advice on International Litigation, call Duncan Lewis Litigation Solicitors on 0333 772 0409.