Conflict of Laws

Conflict of Laws

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This clear and authoritative introduction to the principles of private international law, a complex and rapidly changing area, now appears in a revised and fully updated form. The English conflict of laws is a body of rules whose purpose is to assist an English court in deciding a case which contains a foreign element. In this new third edition, the chapters on tort, jurisdiction, and staying of actions have been almost entirely rewritten. The chapter on the Brussels and Lugano Conventions has been recast and expanded. The growing influence of European Union law on UK private international law is evident in this third edition, which will be a valuable text for students and practitioners more

Product details

  • Online resource
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 1139164627
  • 9781139164627

Review quote

'The third edition of this introductory text is worth its modest paperback price, not only for its few but essential pages on arbitration, and its sensible chapter on 'reasons for and basis of the conflict of laws', but also for the clarity and dependability of the whole of the text, setting out the basic principles which everyone involved in dispute resolution should know.' Arbitration Journal '... the author had clearly accomplished the challenging task of comprehending the complex subject of conflict of laws in a succinct and user friendly way ... Colliers text with its refined presentation would provide to be popular among law students. Legal practitioners and academics on the other hand would also find the text equally useful , for its added value identified in various parts of this review. In general, the text which is already in its third edition is a very valuable addition in any legal scholar's library with its extensive reference of nearly one thousand case laws and latest legislative developments both in the UK and the EU on this subject. In conclusion the potential of the book is versatile, which is not only educative but also authoritative that could be cited in legal practice and legal research.' R. Muruga Perumal, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Macaushow more

About J. G. Collier

J. G. COLLIER is a fellow of Trinity Hall and Lecturer in Law at the University of more

Table of contents

Preface; Table of statutes; Table of cases; Part I. General Principles: 1. Introduction; 2. Characteristics of the English conflict of laws; 3. Choice of law rules; 4. Proof of foreign law; 5. Domicile and residence; 6. Substance and procedure; Part II. Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgements: 7. Jurisdiction of the English courts; 8. Staying of English actions and restraint of foreign proceedings; 9. Foreign judgements; 10. Jurisdiction and judgements in the European Union and EFTA; 11. Arbitration; Part III. Law of Obligations: 12. Contact; 13. Tort; Part IV. Property and Succession: 14. Property inter vivos; 15. Succession; 16. Matrimonial property relations; 17. Trusts; Part V. Family Law: 18. Marriage; 19. Matrimonial causes; 20. Children; Part VI. Exclusion of Foreign Laws: 21. Public policy; Part VII. Theoretical Considerations: 22. Reasons for and basis of the conflict laws; 23. Public international law and the conflict of laws; more