ST Shipping -v- Vyzantio Shipping

Charles Priday

[2005] 1 Lloyd’s Rep. 531

Charles Priday acted in this classic jurisdiction dispute in Commercial Court.

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.

Date added: December 15th, 2004

Area of Expertise

Jurisdiction / conflicts of law