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“Deichland”

19th Jul 1988

[1989] 3 WLR 478; [1990] 1 QB 361; [1989] 2 All ER 1066

Charles Priday acted in this Leading case on the application of Civil Jurisdiction and Judgment Act 1982 and the 1968 Brussels Convention to Admiralty proceedings.

Admiralty practice – Action in rem – Jurisdiction – Damage to cargo – Plaintiffs applied for judgment in default of acknowledgement – Defendants domiciled in Federal Republic of Germany – Whether Court had jurisdiction – Whether Court should decline jurisdiction

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