Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas has overview of the facts and issues in Johnson v Berentzen & Anor  EWHC 1042 (QB) here. Stacey J essentially confirms the conclusions of Tipples J in Pandya.
The case concerns the extent of the ‘evidence and procedure’ exclusion from the Rome II Regulation on applicable law in the event of non-contractual obligations. For the reasons I outlined in my review of the latter (readers please refer to same), I continue to disagree. With counsel for claimant I would suggest Pandya wrongly interpreted A15(h) Rome II in concluding that the provisions of A15 (‘scope of the law applicable) are to be construed widely , and the evidence and procedure exclusion (not: ‘exception’), narrowly.
Something for the Court of Appeal to look into, I would suggest.
EU Private International Law, 3rd ed. 2021, para 4.79 ff.
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