Damage vs Damages: Stylianou v Suncorp, Rome II and the Applicable Law in International Personal Injury Law

Georgia Hicks comments on the case of Stylianou v Toyoshima and Suncorp Metway Insurance Limited [2013] EWHC 2188 (QB), in which Rob Weir QC represented the Claimant earlier this year. The case has contributed to the debate surrounding three important areas of international personal injury law, including the Court’s broad discretion in relation to jurisdiction, the use of Article 4(3) of Rome II, and whether the assessment of damages should be determined by rules of law or procedural law.

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