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Adrian Briggs

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Professor of Private International Law

Adrian Briggs is a Fellow and Tutor at St Edmund Hall and has been teaching in Oxford since 1980. His main interest is in the conflict of laws, and within that, in questions of civil jurisdiction and the recognition of foreign judgments. He is an assistant editor of Dicey & Morris (14th edn. 2006, and supplements), and has chambers in the Temple from which he is able to remind himself that although it is one thing to persuade oneself that the law is clear and explicable, it is quite another to persuade a court.



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Journal Articles

2013

A Briggs, 'Recognition of Foreign Judgments: A Matter of Obligation' (2013) 129 (2013) Law Quarterly Review, Sweet & Maxwell 87 [...]

Evaluation of the theory explaining which foreign judgments have an effect (and if any, what effect) in the English legal order.


ISBN: 0023-933X

2012

A Briggs, 'The subtle variety of jurisdiction agreements' (2012) informa; Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 364 [...]

Analysis of and reflection upon the various functions of jurisdiction agreements at common law and in the regime of the Brussels I Regulation


ISBN: 0306 2945

2011

A Briggs, 'Foreign Judgments: The Common Law Flexes its Muscles' (2011) Trusts & Trustees [...]

DOI: 10.1093/tandt/ttr030

Note on developments in the law on foreign judgments which may be material in the particular field of trusts and trustees.


A Briggs, 'What shold be done about jurisdiction agreements ?' (2011) 12 Yearbook of Private International Law / Sellier European Law Publishers 311 [...]

Consideration of the approach to be taken to disputed jurisdiction agreements in the particular context of the proposals for the reform of the Brussels I Regulation.


ISBN: 9783866531895

2010

A Briggs, 'Decisions of Brtish Courts in 2009: Private International Law' (2010) 80 Oxford 575 [...]

Survey and analysis of decisions of British courts on questions of private international law in 2009


ISBN: 9780199597024

2009

A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts 2008: Private International Law' (2009) 79 OUP 501 [...]

Survey and analysis of decisions of British courts on questions of private international law in 2008


ISBN: 9780199580392

2008

A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts in 2007: Private International Law' (2008) 78 British Yearbook of International Law 588 [...]

Analysis of decsions of English courts in cases involving questions of private international law in 2007


ISBN: 9780199547401

2007

A Briggs, 'The cost of suppressing insurrection' (2007) 123 Law Quarterly Review 182 [...]

Analysis of the issues raised by the decision in Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea v Logo


ISBN: 0023933X

A Briggs, 'The further consequences of choice of law' (2007) 123 Law Quarterly Review 18 [...]

Analysis of basis for and potential consequences of decisions in Trafigura v Kookmin


ISBN: 0023933X

A Briggs, 'Who is bound by the Brussels Regulation ?' (2007) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 433 [...]

Analysis of the reasoning in and law underpinning the grant of anti-suit injunctions and the Brussels Regulation in the light of Samengo Turner v March & McLennan


ISBN: 0306-2945

2006

A Briggs, 'Jurisdiction over defences and connected claims' (2006) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 447 [...]

Analysis of three decisions of European court on special jurisdiction under the Brussels Convention and Regulation


ISBN: 03062945

A Briggs and T C Neoupokoeva (trs), 'Recognition and enforcement of Russian Judgments in England' (2006) 2006-3 Vyestnik: Journal of International Legal Institute of the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation 77 [...]

Analysis of the rules of English private international law as they apply to the recognition and enforcement of Russian judgments in England


A Briggs, 'The meaning and proof of foreign law' (2006) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly '1 [...]

Analysis of renvoi and the proof of foreign law in local litigation in the light of Nielson v OPC.


ISBN: 0306-2945

2005

A Briggs, 'A Note on the Application of the Statute Law of Singapore within its Private International Law' (2005) Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 189 [...]

Analysis of the problems of interpreting legislation which is silent as to its international reach.


ISBN: 0218-2173

A Briggs, 'Distinctive aspects of the conflict of laws in common law systems: Autonomy and agreement in the conflict of laws' (2005) 308 The Doshisha Hogaku (The Doshisha Law Review) 21 [...]

Examination, for the benefit of a civilian audience, of the extent to which the rules of the common law conflict of laws may be seen as dependent on private law notions of agreement and consent.


ISBN: 0387-7612

A Briggs, 'Forum non conveniens and Ideal Europeans' [2005] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 378 [...]

Analysis of the principle of reflexive effect in the interpretation of the Judgments Regulation


ISBN: 0306-2945

A Briggs, 'The Death of Harrods: Forum non Conveniens and the European Court' (2005) 121 Law Quarterly Review 535 [...]

The scope of the doctrine of forum non conveniens in cases where jurisdiction is founded on the Judgments Regulation (44/2001/EC)


ISBN: 0023-933X

A Briggs, 'Thre Impact of Recent Judgments of the European Court on English Procedural Law and Practice' (2005) 124 (2005) II Zeitschrift fur Schweizerisches Recht 231 [...]

Examination of recent developments and assessment of their weaknesses.


ISBN: 3-7190-2570-5

2004

A Briggs, 'Anti-suit injunctions and Utopian ideals' (2004) 120 LQR 529 [...]

Analysis of the law on anti-suit injunctions in the light of the decision in Turner v Grovit.


ISBN: 0023-933X

A Briggs, 'Crossing the River by Feeling the Stones: Rethinking the Law on Foreign Judgments' (2004) 2004(8) Singapore Yearbook of International Law 1

A Briggs, 'Public-private law protective schemes and the conflict of laws' [2004] LMCLQ 313 [...]

Analysis of rules of enforcement of foreign judgments in the area of consumer-protection legislation, prompted by Rebb Evans v European Bank Ltd


ISBN: 0306-2945

2003

A Briggs, 'Choice of Choice of Law' [2003] 2003(1) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 12

A Briggs, 'On drafting agreements on choice of law' (2003) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 389 [...]

Analysis of drafting of agreements on choice of law in commercial contracts; consideration of scope and relationship with agreements on choice of law; examined in principle and in relation to recent and forthcoming legislation.


ISBN: 0306 2945

A Briggs, 'Owing, owning, and the garnishing of foreign debts' (2003) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 418 [...]

Analysis of two decisions of the House of Lords on the garnishing of debts by way of the enforcement of foreign judgments, and of the legal issues more generally arising.


ISBN: 0306 2945

A Briggs, 'The real scope of European rules for choice of law' (2003) 119 Law Quarterly Review 352 [...]

A look at the real scope and impact of choice of law rules developed by the European institutions and their relationship with the rules of the conflict of laws.


ISBN: 0023-933X

2002

A Briggs, 'Public Policy in the Conflict of Laws: a Sword and a Shield ?' (2002) (2002) 6 Singapore Journal of International and Comparative Law 953 [...]

Analysis of the rule of public policy which withholds recognition from a rule of foreign law otherwise applicable by reason of rules of choice of law.


ISBN: 0219-0508

A Briggs, 'The Legal Significance of the place of a tort' (2002) 2 OU Commonwealth Law Journal 7 [...]

Analysis of choice of law applicable to overseas torts, and of principles of long-arm jurisdiction of Australian courts.


ISBN: 1472-9342

2001

A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts: B: Private International Law' (2001) 71 Oxford University Press 39 [...]

Survey and analysis of decisions of English courts dealing with issues of private international law


ISBN: 199246920

A Briggs, 'The Revenue Rule in the Conflict of Laws: Time for a Makeover' (2001) 37226 Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 19 [...]

Analysis of the Revenue Rule in the Conflict of Laws: an attempt to identify the proper basis for such a rule, and consideration of arguments for its reform.


ISBN: 0218-2173

Books

2012

Lord Collins of Mapesbury and others, Dicey, Morris and Collins on The Conflict of Laws (Lord Collins of Mapesbury, 15th edn, Sweet & Maxwell 2012) [...]

The ultimate work for scholars, practitioners, and judges on private international law


ISBN: 9780414024533

2009

A Briggs, Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments, Fifth Edition (P J Rees (no authorial role), informa 2009) [...]

The law on civil jurisdiction and the recognition of judgments


ISBN: 9781843118152

2008

A Briggs, Agreements on Jurisdiction and Choice of Law (OUP: Oxford Private International Law Series 2008) [...]

Analysis of common and European law as it governs and relates to agreements on jurisdiction and choice of law, including attention to scope, validity, drafting, and enforcement by direct and indirect means.


ISBN: 9780199282302

A Briggs, The Conflict of Laws (Clarendon Law Series, Oxford University Press 2008) [...]

Second and revised edition of The Conflict of Laws


ISBN: 978019953966-6

2006

A Briggs and others, The Conflict of Laws (14th edn, Thomson 2006) [...]

Definitive statement of the rules of Private International Law


ISBN: 042188360X

2005

A Briggs, Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments, 4th edition (Informa/Lloyds of London Press 2005)

2002

A Briggs, Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments, Third Edition (Peter Rees, Informa/Lloyds of London Press 2002) [...]

Third edition of text on civil jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgements in English Law.


ISBN: 1-85978-374-0

A Briggs, The Conflict of Laws (Clarendon Law Series) (OUP 2002)

Chapters

2011

A Briggs, 'The development of principle by a final court of appeal in matters of private international (common) law' in Lee (ed), From House of Lords to Supreme Court (Hart 2011) [...]

Analysis of what the Supreme Court might properly have contributed to the development of principle in private international law, and of why it is improbable that it will get much chance to do so.


ISBN: 9781849460811

A Briggs, 'The Rejection of Abuse in International Civil Procedure' in Rita de la Feria and Stefan Vogenauer (eds), Prohibition of Abuse of Law (Hart Publishing 2011) [...]

Analysis of the principe of abuse of law as a component (or not) of private international law so far as this is governed by European Union law.


ISBN: 978184113988

2008

A Briggs, 'Misappropriated and Misapplied Assets and the Conflict of Laws' in Degeling and Edelman (eds), Unjust Enrichment in Commercial Law (Lawbook Co 2008) [...]

Analysis of whether Unjust Enrichment is a coherent characterisation category for choice of law, and if not, what approach makes more sense of the principle and of the cases.


ISBN: 9780455225043

2007

A Briggs, 'Contractual Agreements on Choice of Law' in Burrows & Peel (eds), Contract Terms (OUP 2007) [...]

Analysis of the extent to which it is possible to draft and enforce agreements on choice of law, which goes beyond the simple choice of law for contacts.


A Briggs, 'Decision of British Courts in 2006: Private International Law' in Crawford and Lowe (eds), The British Year Book of International Law 2006 (Oxford 2007) [...]

Survey and analysis of British decisions on issues of private international law in 2006.


ISBN: 978-019-923898-9

A Briggs, 'English Private Law: Private International Law' in Burrows (ed), English Private Law (Oxford UP 2007) [...]

English Private International Law, as part of the volume on English Private Law.


ISBN: 978-019-922794-5

2006

A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts: Private International Law' in Crawford, Lowe (eds), British Year Book of International Law 2005 (77) (Oxford University Press 2006) [...]

Analysis of decisions of British Courts on issues of private international law for 2005


ISBN: 199202761

2005

A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts During 2004: Private International Law' in British Year Book of International Law (Oxford University Press 2005) [...]

Survey and analysis of decisions of English courts involving questions of private international law


ISBN: 199284938

A Briggs and others, 'Learning to learn from others in Europe in commercial litigation' in Grenzueberschreitungen Beitraege zum Internationalen Verfahrensrecht und zur Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit: Festschrift fuer Peter Schlosser zum 70. Geburtstag ( 2005) [...]

Analysis of the value of judicial cooperation and understanding in European Commercial Litigation


ISBN: 3-16-148634-X

2004

A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts during 2003: Private International Law' in British Year Book of International Law (Oxford University Press 2004) [...]

Survey and analysis of decisions of English courts on all matters of private international law in 2003


ISBN: 019 926785 5

2003

A Briggs, 'Conflict of Laws and Commercial Remedies' in eds Burrows and Peel (eds), Commercial Remedies: Current Issues and Problems (Oxford University Press 2003) [...]

Examination of the rules of the conflict of laws on commercial remedies and analysis of the need for and direction of reform


ISBN: 199264651

A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts during 2002: Private International Law' in British Year Book of International Law (Oxford University Press 2003) [...]

Survey and analysis of English jurisprudence on private international law.


ISBN: 019-926324-8

Case Notes

2013

A Briggs, 'In for a penny, in for a pound.' (2013) informa / Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 26 [...]

Analysis of decision of Supreme Court in Rubin v Eurofinance and New Cap v Grant.


ISBN: 03062945

A Briggs, 'One-sided jurisdiction clauses: French folly and Russian menace' (2013) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 137 [...]

Analysis of decisions of French Supreme Court and of Russian Supreme Court on efficacy of one-sided jurisdiction agreements


ISBN: 0306 2943

2012

A Briggs, 'Co-ownership and an equitable non sequitur' (2012) 128 Sweet & Maxwell, Law Quarterly Review 183 [...]

Comment on one, but important, aspect of the judgments in Jones v Kernott, pointing out the flaw in the application of the maxim that equity follows the law in the law of co-ownership of land.


ISBN: 0023 933X

2011

A Briggs, 'Forum non satis: Spiliada and an inconvenient truth' (2011) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 329 [...]

Note of the decision in AK Investment v Kyrgyz Mobil Tel


ISBN: 03062943

2010

A Briggs, 'Recogntion: foreign judgments or insolvency proceedings ?' (2010) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 523 [...]

Consideration of the decision in and implications of Rubin v Eurofinance SA


ISBN: 03062943

A Briggs and J J Edelman, 'Restitution and not-so-local authority swaps' (2010) 126 Law Quarterly Review 500 [...]

Analysis of Depfa Bank v Haugesund Kommune


ISBN: 0023933X

A Briggs, 'Timeo Danaos on the Rock of Gibraltar' (2010) 126 Law Quarterly Review 20 [...]

Analysis of decision of Privy Council in Calyon v Michaelides


ISBN: 0023933X

2009

A Briggs, 'Fear and Loathing in Syracuse and Luxembourg' (2009) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 161 [...]

Analysis of decision of European Court in C-185/07 Allianz SpA v West Tankers Inc.


ISBN: 03062945

A Briggs, 'When in Rome, choose as the Romans choose' (2009) 125 Law Quarterly Review 191 [...]

Analysis of the significance of the Rome I and Rome II Regulations for English private international law


ISBN: 0023-933X

2008

A Briggs, 'Construction of an arbitration agreement: deconstruction of an arbitration clause' [2008] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 1 [...]

Analysis of decision in and consequences of Fiona Trust & Holding Corp v Privalov


ISBN: 0306 2945

A Briggs, 'Enforcing and reinforcing an English judgment' [2008] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 421 [...]

Analysis of the post-judgment orders made in the Masri litigation, and their contribution to the enforceability of an English commercial judgment.


ISBN: 03062945

2007

A Briggs, 'A Map or a Maze: Jurisdiction and Choice of Law in the Court of Appeal' (2007) IX The Singapore Year Book of International Law 123 [...]

Analysis of decision of Singapore Court of Appeal in Rickshaw Investments Ltd v Nicolai, Baron von Uexkull.


ISBN: 17930448

2003

A Briggs, 'The Duke of Brunswick and Defamation by Internet' (2003) 119 Law Quarterly Review 210 [...]

Analysis of decision of High Court of Australia in Dow Jones Inc v Gutnick


ISBN: 0023-933X

Others

2012

A Briggs, 'The Principle of Comity in Private International Law' (2012) 354 Receuil des Cours: Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law 65 [...]

Text of a course on the nature and role of comity in private inernational law derived from lectures given at the Hague Academy in June 2011


ISBN: 9789004227286

2011

A Briggs, 'The Brussels I bis Regulation appears on the horizon' (2011) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 157 [...]

Analysis of principal proposals for amendment to Brussels I Reguation


ISBN: 0306-2945


Interests

Teaching: Conflict of Laws; Contract; Land Law

Research: Conflict of Laws (especially jurisdiction and foreign judgements)

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Oxford, OX1 4AR


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