Dicey, Morris & Collins: The Conflict of Laws 15th ed: Volumes 1 & 2 & 5th Supplement


Dicey, Morris & Collins on the Conflict of Laws is renowned worldwide as the foremost authority on private international law. It explains the rules, principles and practice which determine how the law of England and Wales relates to other legal systems.

Across two volumes it is packed with quality and detailed coverage. Volume 1 sets out general principles, definitions, procedures, and issues relating to jurisdiction. Volume 2 looks at specific areas of law that are most likely to feature in conflict of laws cases.

  • Explains the rules, principles and practice that determine how the law of England and Wales relates to other legal systems, dealing (in volume 1) with general principles, procedure, state immunity, jurisdiction of courts, enforcement of foreign judgments and international arbitration, before covering (in volume 2) family law, property law, corporations and bankruptcy, contracts, torts, unjust enrichment and equitable claims, and foreign currency obligations
  • Sets out the nature and scope of conflict of laws, the interpretation of statutes which implement international conventions and the operation of statures in the conflict to lawsDefines a range of geographical and technical terms used in conjunction with conflict of law
  • Deals with two matters of considerable theoretical difficulty: first, characterisation, the fundamental problem of conflict of law systems applicable in England and other European countries; and, second, the incidental question, where a subsidiary matter could be governed by the law of a foreign country whilst the main matter is governed by English rule of conflict of law
  • Looks at the factor of time in conflict of laws, such as changes in the law or the circumstances on those involved
  • Deals with the meaning of the expression of “law of a country” and what it entails
  • Covers the exclusion in England of a foreign rule on grounds of public policy or refusal of English courts to enforce foreign public law or acts
  • Deals with the rules for ascertaining the domicile and residence of a natural person
  • Looks at procedural questions, including the distinction between matters of substance and matters of procedure, remedies and process, evidence, set-off and counterclaims, priorities and damages, and statutes of limitation
  • Covers a number of significant issues which arise in the conduct of international litigationLooks at the mode of proving foreign law
  • Deals with the jurisdiction of the court in claims, the enforcement of judgments, and with arbitration and the enforcement of foreign awards
  • Deals with jurisdictional immunities of foreign States, diplomats and consul, and members of international organisations
  • Explains the enforcement and recognition in England or foreign judgments
  • Deals with the law governing arbitration agreements and procedureCovers specific areas of law including family law, law of law of property, corporations, insolvency and bankruptcy, the law of obligations including contract, tort, unjust enrichment and foreign currency obligations
Category: Product ID: 6096


Author: Lord Collins of Mapesbury, Adrian Briggs, Andrew Dickson, Jonathan Harris, et al

ISBN13: 9780414024533


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