On 4 May, the Law Society Gazette reported that the UK should not be allowed to join the Lugano Convention, the European Commission has said, in a potentially major blow to judicial cooperation across Europe. The Convention is an agreement setting out which country’s courts may hear cross-border disputes and which decisions can be enforced. Losing the Lugano framework means reverting to the national laws of each individual country to decide which court has jurisdiction over a legal issue and whether a judgment will be recognised.
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