The Conflict of Laws

The Conflict of Laws

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The fourth edition of this work provides a clear and up-to-date account of the private international law topics covered in undergraduate courses. Theoretical issues are introduced in the first chapter and, where appropriate, considered in greater detail in later chapters. Basic principles of the conflict of laws are presented in an approachable style, offering clarity on complex points and terminology without over-simplification. The area of conflict of laws has undergone a profound change in recent decades. Much of the subject is now dominated by legislation, both domestic and European, rather than by case law. In practical terms, issues relating to jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments have taken centre stage and choice of law questions have become of less practical importance. These changing emphases in private international law are fully reflected in this book.
The authors provide detailed analyses of the most important commercial topics (civil jurisdiction, the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements, and choice of law relating to contractual and non-contractual obligations) as well as the most central topics in family law (marriage, matrimonial causes and property law).
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Product details

  • Paperback | 584 pages
  • 172 x 246 x 34mm | 979.75g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0199574715
  • 9780199574711
  • 332,364

About C. M. V. Clarkson

Chris Clarkson is a Professor of Law at the University of Leicester. In addition to his conflict of laws book published by OUP, he has written several books on criminal law. In 2002 he was appointed as the National Expert for England and Wales to compile a report on the conflict of law rules on matrimonial property for an EU Commission-funded project and in 2007 was commissioned by the Ministry of Justice to adivse the Government on its response to the EU Green Paper on Matrimonial Property. He has also acted as Specialist Advisor to the Home Affairs and Work and Pensions Committees of the House of Commons examining the Draft Corporate Manslaughter Bill. Jonathan Hill is a Professor of Law at the University of Bristol; he was Head of the School in 2000-2003 and again in 2009-10. He has written extensively in the field of private international law. His works include four editions of International Commercial Disputes (Hart Publishing), the most recent edition of which (with Adeline Chong) was published in 2010, Cross-Border Consumer Contracts (OUP, 2008) and numerous journal articles on topics ranging from choice of law in contract to the recognition of divorces under Irish law. He was also part of the editorial team for the 13th edition of Dicey and Morris on the Conflict of Laws (Sweet & Maxwell, 2000).
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Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Civil jurisdiction ; 3. Foreign judgments ; 4. Contractual obligations ; 5. Non-contractual obligations ; 6. Domicile, nationality and habitual residence ; 7. Marriage ; 8. Matrimonial causes ; 9. Property ; INDEX
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