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“Byzantio” ST Shipping & Transport Inc. –v- Vyzantio Shipping Ltd.

15th Dec 2004

[2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 531

Charles Priday – Practice – Claim form – Judgment entered in default of acknowledgement of service – Application to set aside – Claimant charterers applying without notice for extension of time for service of claim form out of jurisdiction – Claim form served on defendant shipowner in Malta – Defendant not aware of service until after default judgment entered – Whether Court had jurisdiction to extend time for service – Whether extensions should have been granted – Whether default judgment should be set aside.

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