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June 9, 2020

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the main challenge posed to the dominance of the English legal system appeared to be Brexit. A flurry of English language courts opened in European cities, touting for business that would otherwise come to the English High Court. We know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so is it any surprise that litigants—including ultra-wealthy clients—still choose the English Courts to resolve their disputes?

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the main challenge posed to the dominance of the English legal system appeared to be Brexit. A flurry of English language courts opened in European cities, touting for business that would otherwise come to the English High Court. We know that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so is it any surprise that litigants—including ultra-wealthy clients—still choose the English Courts to resolve their disputes?

The appeal of English Courts

March 24, 2020

Sir James Matthew, the 19th century Anglo-Irish judge, is reputed once to have said: “In England, justice is open to all, like the Ritz Hotel.” That may be the hope of Sir Frederick Barclay, who, with his daughter Amanda, recently began proceedings in the High Court in London alleging that their private discussions in the hotel had been bugged for months by children and at least one grandchild of Sir Frederick’s estranged brother, Sir David.

May 1, 2005

Divorce is not only a major personal trauma, it can also be amplified by the complexities and sensitivities surrounding settlements. Michael Drake suggests that although unpredictable, it is possible for the outcome to be satisfactory to all affected parties

Michael Drake is co-author of Divorce and the Family Business, published by Jordans

Divorce is not only a major personal trauma, it can also be amplified by the complexities and sensitivities surrounding settlements. Michael Drake suggests that although unpredictable, it is possible for the outcome to be satisfactory to all affected parties

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