Substance and Procedure in Private International Law

Hardcover | April 2, 2012

byRichard Garnett

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When the law of a foreign country is selected or pleaded by a claimant or defendant, a question arises as to whether the issue pertains to substance, in which case it may be resolved by foreign law, or procedure, in which case it will be governed by the law of forum. This book examines thedistinction between substance and procedure questions in private international law, and analyses where and whether each is appropriate. To do so, it examines previous attempts to define the scope of procedure in private international law, considers alternative choice of law methods for referringmatters to the law of forum, and examines the influence of the doctrine of characterization on procedure. Substance and Procedure in Private International Law also provides detailed analysis of the decisional law in which the substance-procedure distinction has been employed, creating a clear assessment of its application in various practical situations and providing valuable guidance for practitionerson how the distinction should be applied. The book also considers 'procedural' topics such as service of process and the taking of evidence abroad, in order to show how the application of forum law may further be limited by foreign laws. With a foreword by the Hon Sir Anthony Mason.

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When the law of a foreign country is selected or pleaded by a claimant or defendant, a question arises as to whether the issue pertains to substance, in which case it may be resolved by foreign law, or procedure, in which case it will be governed by the law of forum. This book examines thedistinction between substance and procedure que...

Richard Garnett is Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne, and is a national consultant to Freehills Solicitors in Australia. He has been admitted as a barrister and solicitor in Victoria, a solicitor in New South Wales and a solicitor in England and Wales. He holds degrees in law from the University of New South Wales and Har...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:April 2, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199532796

ISBN - 13:9780199532797

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. The Substance and Procedure Distinction: Origins, Rationale, and Definition3. Characterization, Alternative Methods of Forum Reference, and Harmonization4. Service and Jurisdiction5. Parties to Litigation6. Judicial Administration7. Evidence I: General Principles8. Evidence II: Taking Evidence Abroad, Privilege, and Other Bars on Disclosure9. Statutes of Limitation10. Remedies I: General Principles, Non-Monetary Relief, and Statutory Restrictions11. Remedies II: Damages and Statutory Compensation12. Conclusion