Clarkson & Hill's Conflict of Laws

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Oxford University Press, 2016 - Conflict of laws - 540 pages
The fifth edition of Clarkson & Hill's Conflict of Laws provides a clear and up-to-date account of the private international law topics covered at undergraduate level. Theoretical issues and fundamental principles are introduced in the first chapter and expanded upon in later chapters. Basic principles of the conflict of laws are presented in an approachable style, offering clarity on complex points and terminology without over-simplification.
The fifth edition reflects the field's changing focus from case law to domestic and European legislation, incorporating the Brussels I Regulation and Brussels II Revised Regulation, as well as the more recent Rome Regulations and Brussels I Recast. Embracing this reorientation of the field and increased emphasis on the recognition and enforcement of judgments, the authors provide detailed commentary on the most important commercial topics as well as the most relevant topics in family law.
Written in a succinct and engaging style, Clarkson & Hill's Conflict of Laws continues to provide clear analysis of the key areas of debate across jurisdictions.

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Most other books on the subject seem to be written to mystify than to inform. The three authors of Clarkson and Hill's Conflict of Laws deserve 'namaskaram' which in Sanskrit means highly respectful and adulatory salutation. The subject is treated in chronological sequence, with terminology explained right when they occur along with a wealth of reference. Apart from being a very good reference for Private International Law, this book is a lesson on how to write a book.  


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Table of Legislation
Table of International Conventions
Table of Secondary Legislation
Table of Cases
1 Introduction
3 Foreign judgments
4 Contractual obligations
5 Noncontractual obligations
6 Domicile nationality and habitual residence
7 Marriage
8 Matrimonial causes
9 Property

2 Civil jurisdiction

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Jonathan Hill, Professor of Law, University of Bristol, Maire Ni Shuilleabhain, Lecturer in Law, University College Dublin
Professor Jonathan Hill is Professor of Law at the University of Bristol Law School. His teaching and research interests lie in the areas of private international law and international commercial arbitration. He has co-authored The Conflict of Laws since the second edition and is also the author of Cross-Border Consumer Contracts.
Dr Maire Ni Shuilleabhain is a Lecturer in Law at University College Dublin. A qualified barrister, she has undertaken research on comparative family law at the University of Hanover and is the author of Cross-Border Divorce Law.

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