Insurance Law - an Introduction
CHOICE OF LAW AND JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES
The first half of this chapter considers jurisdiction. When a dispute arises, the court which can adjudicate the dispute is said to have jurisdiction. Large insurance contracts are often international by their nature, and there is sometimes more than one court which may accept jurisdiction over the dispute. There is a (complicated and rather dry) body of rules which the English court applies to determine whether or not it has jurisdiction. An overview of these rules is given. Then it is considered what happens when proceedings are brought in more than one place: should the English court decline jurisdiction in favour of the other court?