BITE SIZE KNOW HOW FROM THE ENGLISH COURTS
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In the context of a case arising out of an accident in Egypt, the Court of Appeal has provided useful guidance on the “presumption” that foreign law is the same as English law, noting that it is a rule of evidence which represents a sensible and just way of avoiding the expense and complication of having to investigate and prove foreign law at the outset of a claim, provided both parties are content to proceed in such a way.
FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC (incorporated under the law of Egypt) v Brownlie (widow & executrix of the estate of Sir Ian Brownlie CBE QC)