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“Maciej Rataj”

05th Jun 1992

[1992] 2 Lloyd’s Rep.552

Alistair Schaff led David Bailey; and Charles Priday acted in this Important Court of Appeal (later European Court) decision on 1968 Brussels Convention on ‘lis alibi pendens’.

Carriage by sea – Stay of action – Forum non conveniens – Damage to goods – Actions brought in Rotterdam and England – Whether proceedings in Rotterdam involved same cause of action as proceedings in England – Whether action should be stayed – Whether Rotterdam more appropriate forum