Sloutsker v Romanova

Conflict of laws – Jurisdiction. The claimant businessman and Russian citizen brought an action in libel in the United Kingdom in respect of a publication in the jurisdiction of England and Wales by the defendant who was a journalist and lived in Russia. Steps had been taken to serve the proceedings on the defendant in Moscow, but the validity of those steps was disputed. The Queen's Bench Division held that the proceedings could continue. Directions would be needed, and it would be appropriate to consider not just case management but also costs management.

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