By: Tom On: February 28, 2019 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation, Service of Process Comments: 0

After Brexit many things in the UK will be different. For solicitors, an important change will involve the international service of process of, and the taking evidence abroad from, continental defendants.

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By: Tom On: February 13, 2019 In: Evidence Taking Comments: 0

Imagine this: You have identified a key witness who has critical evidence for the success of your case. There's only one problem: the witness resides overseas and you've never taken evidence abroad.

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By: Tom On: February 7, 2019 In: Evidence Taking Comments: 0

The law firm Piper Alderman published a report in 2018 on how to fast track a request for evidence taking in Australia from a US court. Specifically, Piper Alderman sought orders directly from the State Court, bypassing the usual process through the AAG’s office.

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By: Tom On: January 16, 2019 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

Find out what to do when an opposing counsel refuses to produce an overseas party-witness or documents in their possession, custody or control.

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By: Tom On: August 21, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court Comments: 1

A recent UK case involving BuzzFeed offers two take home lessons for drafting a well-written LOR.

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By: Tom On: August 2, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court, International Litigation Comments: 0

In March of 2018, a court of appeals in the United Kingdom issued an opinion concerning cross-examination within the context of the Hague Evidence Convention.

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By: Tom On: July 24, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, In Court, Litigation Support Comments: 0

Do German defendants have a right to refuse to testify? And if so, what kind of an impact does this have on the VW litigation?

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By: Tom On: May 31, 2018 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

The HEC clearly contemplates that judicial assistance is to be provide for documentary and testimonial evidence. But does the HEC contemplate judicial assistance for obtaining physical evidence?

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By: Tom On: May 17, 2018 In: Chinese Central Authority, Evidence Taking Comments: 1

In China, the Chinese Central Authority for the Hague Service Convention is not the same as the CCA for the Hague Evidence Convention. Such details can befuddle the legal calculus for taking evidence abroad and are easy to make.

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By: Katherine On: January 30, 2018 In: Evidence Taking Comments: 0

The answer to this question, like any associated with international service of process and evidence taking, is complex and varies among different countries. This is because the Convention requires the Hague Request to defer to the laws and procedural norms of the State in which they are to be executed.

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