Cheshire, North and Fawcett: Private International Law by James FawcettCheshire, North and Fawcett: Private International Law by James Fawcett

Cheshire, North and Fawcett: Private International Law

byJames Fawcett, Janeen Carruthers, Peter North

Paperback | August 31, 2008

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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 finalised 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 suchas 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 offamily law in private international law, and the law of property, including the transfer of property, administration of estates, succession and trusts.
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 I...
Title:Cheshire, North and Fawcett: Private International LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1200 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.38 inPublished:August 31, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION1. Definition, nature and scope of private international law2. Historical development and current theoriesPART II: PRELIMINARY TOPICS3. Classification4. The incidental question5. Renvoi6. Substance and procedure7. The proof of foreign law8. Exclusion of foreign law9. Domicil, nationality and residencePART III: JURISDICTION, FOREIGN JUDGMENTS AND AWARDS10. Jurisdiction of the English courts - an introduction11. Jurisdiction under the Brussels and Lugano Conventions12. The competence of the English courts under the traditional rules13. Stays of English proceedings and restraining foreign proceedings14. Limitations on jurisdiction15. Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments: the traditional rules16. Recognition and enforcement of judgments under the Brussels and Lugano Conventions17. Foreign arbitral awardsPART IV: THE LAW OF OBLIGATIONS18. Contracts19. Non-contractual obligationsPART V: FAMILY LAW20. Marriage21. Matrimonal causes22. Declarations23. Financial relief24. Children25. Legitimacy, legitimation and adoption26. Mental disorderPART VI: THE LAW OF PROPERTY27. The distinction between movables and immovables28. Immovables29. The transfer of tangible movables30. The assignment of intangible movables31. Administration of estates32. Succession33. Matrimonial property34. TrustsIndex