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Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast aims to provide an in-depth introduction to the rules governing jurisdiction in private international law, discussing the applicable principles in English domestic law, treaty law and EU law. Key English cases and legislation on jurisdiction are analysed, and the principles of forum non conveniens and lis alibi pendens are examined. Particularly detailed consideration is given to the provisions contained in the Brussels I Regulation, governing jurisdiction among the EU member states.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the main principles governing jurisdiction in private international law;
  • Be familiar with the key English cases on jurisdiction;
  • Be aware of the important treaties on jurisdiction to which the UK is party;
  • Have an in-depth understanding of the 'Brussels I' Regulation on jurisdiction among the EU member states.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Sources and References:
  • Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982;
  • State Immunity Act 1978;
  • Human Rights Act 1998;
  • Council Regulation No 44/2001 (The 'Brussels I' Regulation);
  • Rome Convention 1980;
  • The Philippine Admiral [1977] A.C. 373;
  • Trendtex Trading Corp v Central Bank of Nigeria [1977] Q.B. 529;
  • Spiliada Maritime Corp v Cansulex Ltd (The Spiliada) [1987] A.C. 460;
  • Kuwait Airways Corp v Iraqi Airways Co (No.1) [1995] 1 W.L.R. 1147;
  • Lubbe v Cape Plc [2000] 1 W.L.R. 1545;
  • Turner v Grovit [2005] 1 A.C. 101;
  • Owusu v Jackson [2005] Q.B. 801.

This podcast discusses the rules in private international law governing jurisdiction, that is the territory within which a given dispute will be heard. It covers the domestic rules and key cases on jurisdiction in English law, and in particular the principles of forum non conveniens and lis alibi pendens. Consideration is also made of the treaties dealing with jurisdiction to which the UK is a party, and detailed analysis is provided on the Brussels I Regulations which provides for the rules on jurisdiction among the EU member states.

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