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Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments

6th Edition

By Adrian Briggs

Informa Law from Routledge

898 pages

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pub: 2015-06-04
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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.


"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

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

About the Author

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.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Civil Law
LAW / Commercial / General
LAW / Jurisprudence