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Chapter 4 The Common Law Rules of Jurisdiction

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments

Chapter 4 The Common Law Rules of Jurisdiction INTRODUCTORY MATTERS 4.01 Introduction In this chapter we examine what are sometimes called the traditional, 1 or common law, 2 rules of jurisdiction. 3 Whatever they are called, they apply in two discrete areas which must be thought about separately: in cases which fall wholly outside the domain of the Brussels I Regulation, 4 where they may be called ‘common law rules’, and in cases where their application is required by Article 6 of the Brussels I Regulation 1215/2012, in which context they may be called ‘residual rules’.

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