The new edition of this well-established and highly regarded work has been fully updated to encompass the major changes and developments in the law, including the newly finalized Rome II Regulation. The book is invaluable for the practitioner as well as being one of the leading students' textbooks in the field, giving comprehensive and accessible coverage of the basic principles of private international law, a popular law school option.
It offers students, teachers and practitioners not only a rigorous academic examination of the subject, but also a practical guide to the complex subject of private international law. Written by academics who both previously worked as solicitors, there is extensive coverage of commercial topics such as the jurisdiction of various courts and their limitations, stays of proceedings and restraining foreign proceedings, the recognition and enforcement of judgments, the law of obligations with respect to contractual and non-contractual obligations. There are also sections on the various aspects of family law in private international law, and the law of property, including the transfer of property, administration of estates, succession and trusts.
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James Fawcett read law at the University of Nottingham and qualified as a solicitor at a leading City of London firm. He became a lecturer at Bristol University in 1973, obtained a Ph.D. in 1980 and, after a year at the National University of Singapore, became a Professor at the University of Leicester in 1988. He became Professor of International Commercial Law at Nottingham in 1995. His major teaching and research interest is in private international law, especially the commercial aspects thereof. He is the co-author of one of the leading textbooks in the area, Cheshire and North's Private International Law (13 ed., 1999). He has been a Director of Studies and Professor at the Hague Academy of International Law.
Janeen Carruthers joined the School of Law in 1999 as a Lecturer in Private Law, having previously worked as a Solicitor in private practice with Maclay, Murray & Spens, Solicitors. She graduated from the University of Glasgow LL.B. (Hons) (1994), Dip.L.P. (1995), and following a period of part-time study, Ph.D. (2002). Her doctoral research is in the field of International Private Law, under the title, Beyond the Ineluctable: An Examination of Choice of Law Rules in Property. In 2006, Dr Carruthers was appointed to a Readership in the Conflict of Laws, and her research interests now lie in all areas of International Private Law.
Sir Peter North CBE QC was a Law Commissioner for England and Wales from 1976-1984 and was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford, from 1984-2005 and Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1993-1997. He is also a fellow of the British Academy, a Member of the Institute of International Law, a QC (Honoris Causa) and an Honorary Bencher of the Inner Temple.
This is an invaluable text for the practitioner faced with a private international law issue. It is clearly structured and the coverage is sufficently in depth to provide real answers to the type of questions which arise in practice. * Kirsty J Hood, Edinburgh Law Review *
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