In recognition of Adrian Briggs’ pivotal role in shaping the conflict of laws in England and internationally, and his wider contributions to teaching and research within and outside Oxford, Professors Peel and Dickinson gathered together a group of experts, all of whom have studied with or under Adrian or worked alongside him, to write essays in his honour. The resulting collection, entitled A Conflict of Laws Companion has now been published by OUP. The book contains essays on conflicts topics by (among others) Andrew Burrows (All Souls’ College and formerly Professor of the Law of England), James Edelman (formerly of Keble College and of this Faculty and now a Justice of the High Court of Australia) and Andrew Bell (President of the New South Wales’ Court of Appeal). The introductory section contains shorter pieces by Professor Reynolds on “Adrian Briggs and the Conflict of Laws in Oxford” and by his former College colleague, Professor Derrick Wyatt Q.C., on “Adrian Briggs’ Contribution to the Life of St Edmund Hall”, as well as reflections by the other contributors on their own experiences of Adrian as an Oxford contemporary, tutor, student and colleague.
The book was launched at St Catherine’s College on Friday 25 June 2021 at a gathering of the last B.C.L./M.Jur. cohort to be taught by Adrian during his tenure.
We wish Adrian, and others retiring from the Faculty this year, happiness and success in their new adventures.