UK Courts to Start Welcoming Foreign Applicants to Ensure “Justice is Served”

The UK Supreme Court's recent ruling in Vedanta Resources PLC v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20 is another recent example of how UK commercial courts are growing increasingly enthusiastic to accept litigation regarding disputes that “little connection” with the UK however “where justice need to be appropriately served”.

Between 2017 and 2018, approximately 70% of appellants in cases brought before the Commercial Court of England & Wales were not appropriately domiciled in the UK, the precedent has found. The falls under the law of tort and concerns business liability for human rights violations and environmental damage.