With the official launch reception only a couple of weeks away, the latest edition of the one of the world's foremost authorities on private international law is now available for purchase. First published in 1896, Dicey, Morris & Collins, The Conflict of Laws is in its 14th edition. The editors of this seminal work are:
- General Editor: The Hon Mr Justice Lawrence Collins
- Editor: Professor C G J Morse
- Editor: Professor David McClean
- Editor: Professor Adrian Briggs
- Editor: Professor Jonathan Harris
- Editor: Professor Campbell McLachlan
Most will, of course, notice the change in authorship; Sir Lawrence Collins has been elevated to co-author status, to reflect the work and scholarship he has invested in the book since he took over as General Editor in 1987. The publishers, Sweet & Maxwell, describe the latest edition thus:
Dicey, Morris & Collins on the Conflict of Laws is renowned worldwide as the foremost authority on private international law. It explains the rules, principles and practice which determine how the law of England and Wales relates to other legal systems. Explanation of each rule is followed by comment, and illustration by detailed reference to case law, ensuring it remains an in-depth but accessible research tool.
It provides definitive reference for all practitioners concerned with issues such as contracts made or performed in other jurisdictions or with foreign parties, property situated overseas, disputes relating to torts committed abroad or committed by foreign parties, and personal and family matters involving people in other jurisdictions.
- Completely revised and updated to include analysis of all the key legislation and cases since the last edition
- Deals with the impact of the Civil Procedure Rules on private international law
- Includes analysis of judicial decisions from common law jurisdictions as well as detailed consideration of international conventions and EU materials
- Supplemented annually to stay up to date with developments in legislation and case law