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Thursday, 18 May 2023

Landmark Cases in Private International LawHart Publishing, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, has published Landmark Cases in Private International Law edited by William Day and Louise Merrett.

This collection of essays contains in-depth analyses of eighteen landmark cases in private international law, from Penn v Lord Baltimore in 1750 to Brownlie v FS Cairo (Nile Plaza) LLC in 2021. The contributors are experts drawn from academia and practice as well as from the bench, including other members of the Faculty.

This book sheds new light on the past and future evolution of private international law by focusing on the landmark cases which have fundamentally shaped the way that we think about this subject. The focus is on the English common law, but landmarks in Scotland, Australia and Canada are covered as well. Many of them concern disputes between commercial parties; others deal with issues such as marriage and domicile; and some arise from controversies in political, constitutional and international affairs.

The landmark cases tackled in this collection address significant issues in civil jurisdiction, governing law, foreign judgments, and public policy. The essays place those landmarks in their historical context, explain their contemporary importance, and consider their future relevance.

For more information about this book, please refer to the Bloomsbury website. Current University of Cambridge staff and student members can access the ebook via Bloomsbury Collections.

For information about other publications by Mr Day and Professor Merrett please refer to their Faculty profiles.