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Adrian Briggs

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780198838500

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198838500.001.0001

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(p.1) 1 Introduction
The Conflict of Laws

Adrian Briggs

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the effect of the unexecuted decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union. If the United Kingdom were to withdraw on the terms approved by Parliament, the resulting legal framework would, in principle, be that put in place by the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. That is to say, on ‘Exit Day’, the European Communities Act 1972 will be repealed. This will, at a stroke, remove the legal basis upon which a substantial body of private international law takes effect in the legal order of the United Kingdom. The chapter then sets out the book’s focus, which is the conflict of laws, followed by discussions of the common law’s conception of private international law and legislation establishing private international law as European law.

Keywords:   United Kingdom, European Union, Brexit, private international law, common law, European Communities Act 1972, conflict of law

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