Cross-border litigation in England and Wales: Initial Brexit implications 2016-2018

Danov, Mihail (2019). Cross-border litigation in England and Wales: Initial Brexit implications 2016-2018. [Data Collection]. Colchester, Essex: UK Data Service. 10.5255/UKDA-SN-853743

The purpose of this pilot study was to measure the expected initial impact of Brexit on parties’ strategies which would in turn have a bearing on the litigants’ access to legal remedies (as well as on settlement dynamics) in cross-border disputes. The newly generated data should enable researchers to consider the correlation between a possible change in the legal landscape and the parties’ alternative strategies as well as to analyse the relationship between the litigants’ tactics and private parties’ access to justice in cross-border cases before the English and Welsh courts. On this basis, it would be possible to identify the main issues which would need to be addressed by the UK policy-makers as priority with a view to setting up a well-functioning private international law regime in a post-Brexit context.

Data description (abstract)

The data was gathered through: 1) Self-completion survey questionnaires (which were sent to the Heads of litigation departments and family law firms from there relevant sampling frames drawn from the legal directories). The primary quantitative data (from the self-completion survey) should provide information about the statics of the cross-border litigation pattern (e.g. volume; type of cases). 2) Semi-structured interviews which were conducted with legal practitioners in England and Wales. The primary qualitative data (from the semi-structured Interviews) should provide information about the parties’ strategies (i.e. the dynamics of the cross-border litigation pattern).

Data creators:
Creator NameEmailAffiliationORCID (as URL)
Danov, of Exeter
Sponsors: University of Exeter
Topic classification: Law, crime and legal systems
Keywords: international law, family law, immigration law, commercial law, legal actions, legal procedure
Project title: Cross-Border Litigation in England and Wales: Brexit Implications
Grant holders: Dr Mihail Danov
Project dates:
2 April 201829 March 2019
Date published: 12 Aug 2019 15:51
Last modified: 12 Aug 2019 15:51

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