6th Edition

Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments

ISBN 9781138825604
Published August 5, 2015 by Informa Law from Routledge
988 Pages

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Book Description

Now in a fully updated sixth edition, this book is an established treatise in the field of civil jurisdiction and judgments. It states, analyses, illuminates and evaluates the law of civil jurisdiction and the enforcement of foreign judgments in English law, with this new edition taking into account the implications of the new Brussels I Regulation recast, Regulation (EU) 1215/2012, as well as the great number of developments in the case law which have taken place since 2009.

This book looks in detail at

  • the jurisdictional rules put in place by the (recast) Brussels I Regulation
  •  the common law rules of jurisdiction
  • the principles according to which that jurisdiction will or will not be exercised
  • the extent to which proceedings before a foreign court may be assisted or impeded
  • obtaining interim and interlocutory relief
  • recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments

This text is an authoritative and comprehensive reference for all legal professionals working in commercial law across jurisdictions.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1.  Introduction  Chapter 2.  Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation  Chapter 3. Jurisdiction under the Lugano II Convention  Chapter  4.  Chapter 5.  The Common Law Rules of Jurisdiction  Chapter  6  Procedural Issues Relating to Jurisdiction Interim Remedies, Provisional Measures and Ancillary Orders  Chapter 7.  Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments  Chapter  8.  Arbitration  Appendices: Text of Brussels I Regulation (recast), Regulation 1215/2012; Text of Brussels I Regulation 44/2001; Decisions of the European Court on the Interpretation of the Brussels I Regulation and Predecessor Instruments; A note on Drafting of Agreements on Choice of Court and Choice of Law

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Adrian Briggs is Professor of Private International Law at the University of Oxford, Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and Barrister at Blackstone Chambers, Temple.


"This impressive work of scholarship... this book is to be welcomed as a definitive work on how civil judgments are enforced internationally when you are talking about -- and involved with -- inter-jurisdictional matters. Every practitioner, particularly those specialising in international private law, should have a copy." Phillip Taylor MBE, Richmond Green Chambers