Jurisdiction in consumer contracts – ‘Bitar v Banque Libano-Francaise’

In an article for LexisNexis, Fred Philpott considers the recent High Court decision in Bitar v Banque Libano-Francaise SAL [2021] EWHC 2787 (QB) on jurisdiction. The Court dismissed a strike out application from the defendant Lebanese bank against a UK domiciled consumer. The judgment considers the interpretation of ‘consumer contract’ for the purposes of section 15A of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982. The consumer had an arguable case that the bank “directed” commercial activities “to” the UK within the meaning of section 15E.

Article available here: Bitar v Banque Libano article