Success for 2TG in the Supreme Court: SSAFA v Viersen [2022] UKSC 29

Posted: 02/11/2022

The Supreme Court has today handed down judgment in SSAFA v Viersen [2022] UKSC 29, allowing the appeal. The Supreme Court in a unanimous judgment held that, contrary to what had previously been held to be the position, the Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 does not have overriding effect such as to displace the law otherwise applicable to the contribution claim. The case is of considerable importance to cross-border civil and commercial claims.

The Supreme Court judgment can be found here.

Charles Dougherty KC and Benjamin Phelps acted for the successful Appellant, instructed by Mark Ashley at DAC Beachcroft.


Charles Dougherty KC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2013

Benjamin Phelps

Call: 2017


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