Shannon v Global Tunneling Experts UK Ltd and others

Practice – Personal injuries action. The claimant, a British citizen, brought a claim for personal injuries in respect of an accident that occurred whilst working in Antwerp. The claim against the first defendant employer was brought in breach of statutory duty and negligence. The fourth and fifth defendants were the main contractors responsible for the project and comprising a joint venture under Belgian law. Those defendants were domiciled in Belgium (the Belgian defendants). The Belgian defendants sought a declaration that the court did not have jurisdiction over them in relation to the claim The Queen's Bench Division allowed the claim on the basis of Regulation 44/2001.

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