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Biography

Adrian Briggs is the Sir Richard Gozney Fellow and Tutor at St Edmund Hall. He has been teaching in Oxford since 1980. His main interest has always been in private international law, and within that, in questions of civil jurisdiction and the effect of foreign judgments. He spent 15 years as one of the editors of Dicey, Morris and Collins, The Conflict of Laws, but his own perspective on the subject, in its increasingly European guise, was published as Private International Law in English Courts, the first - and, one now supposes, only - edition of which came out in October 2014 and took its place alongside his several other books on private international law, of which Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments is the most established. No doubt when the dust settles, and it is possible to see the outlines of private international law after secession from the European Union, it will be time to return to the task of writing monographs on the subject. In the mentime, his Private International Law in Myanmar (now published) and The Law of Contract in Myanmar (almost finished) are keeping him busy. He also practises from chambers in the Temple, and finds that the problems which arise in legal practice provide an endless source of raw material for reflecting on and refining one's understanding of the law. 

Publications

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  • A Briggs, 'Direct actions and arbitration: all at sea (The Yusuf Cepnioglu)' (2016) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 327 [Case Note]
  • A Briggs, 'Arbitration and the Brussels Regulation again' (2015) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 284 [Case Note]
  • A Briggs, Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments (6th edn Informa Law from Routledge 2015)
    The law of civil jurisdiction and the effect of foreign judgments: a full and fully-revised statement of the law taking into account in particular Regulation 1215/2012.
    ISBN: 9781138825604
  • A Briggs, 'Judicial assistance still in need of judicial assistance' (2015) May 2015 (informa) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 179
    Analysis of the private international law (common law rules) of cross-border assistance in insolvency cases, with particular reference to two recent cases in the Privy Council.
    ISBN: 0306 2945
  • A Briggs, Private International Law in English Courts (Oxford University Press 2014)
    Restatement of the rules of Private International Law as they apply in English courts in 2014. The aim is to place the European and statutory material, and the methods associated with it, at the centre of the account, and in that sense to depart from the traditional approach, which is to treat the subject as though constructed on a common law foundation, as this is no longer representative of the subject as it operates in English courts
    ISBN: 9780198713739
  • 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
  • A Briggs, 'In for a penny, in for a pound.' (2013) informa / Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 26 [Case Note]
    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 [Case Note]
    Analysis of decisions of French Supreme Court and of Russian Supreme Court on efficacy of one-sided jurisdiction agreements
    ISBN: 0306 2943
  • A Briggs, The Conflict of Laws (3rd edn Oxford University Press 2013)
    Concise and complete account of the rules and principles of private international law
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Briggs, 'Co-ownership and an equitable non sequitur' (2012) 128 Sweet & Maxwell, Law Quarterly Review 183 [Case Note]
    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
  • Lord Collins of Mapesbury, A Briggs, Andrew Dickinson and Jonathan Harris, Dicey, Morris and Collins on The Conflict of Laws (15th edn Sweet & Maxwell 2012)
    The ultimate work for scholars, practitioners, and judges on private international law
    ISBN: 9780414024533
  • A Briggs, 'Forum non satis: Spiliada and an inconvenient truth' (2011) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 329 [Case Note]
    Note of the decision in AK Investment v Kyrgyz Mobil Tel
    ISBN: 03062943
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A Briggs, 'Decisions of Brtish Courts in 2009: Private International Law' (2010) 80 Oxford British Year Book of International Law 575
    Survey and analysis of decisions of British courts on questions of private international law in 2009
    ISBN: 9780199597024
  • A Briggs, 'Recogntion: foreign judgments or insolvency proceedings ?' (2010) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 523 [Case Note]
    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 [Case Note]
    Analysis of Depfa Bank v Haugesund Kommune
    ISBN: 0023933X
  • A Briggs, 'Timeo Danaos on the Rock of Gibraltar' (2010) 126 Law Quarterly Review 20 [Case Note]
    Analysis of decision of Privy Council in Calyon v Michaelides
    ISBN: 0023933X
  • A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts 2008: Private International Law' (2009) 79 OUP British Year Book of International Law 2008 501
    Survey and analysis of decisions of British courts on questions of private international law in 2008
    ISBN: 9780199580392
  • A Briggs, 'Fear and Loathing in Syracuse and Luxembourg' (2009) Lloyd's Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly 161 [Case Note]
    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 [Case Note]
    Analysis of the significance of the Rome I and Rome II Regulations for English private international law
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • 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, 'Construction of an arbitration agreement: deconstruction of an arbitration clause' [2008] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 1 [Case Note]
    Analysis of decision in and consequences of Fiona Trust & Holding Corp v Privalov
    ISBN: 0306 2945
  • 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
  • A Briggs, 'Enforcing and reinforcing an English judgment' [2008] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 421 [Case Note]
    Analysis of the post-judgment orders made in the Masri litigation, and their contribution to the enforceability of an English commercial judgment.
    ISBN: 03062945
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 [Case Note]
    Analysis of decision of Singapore Court of Appeal in Rickshaw Investments Ltd v Nicolai, Baron von Uexkull.
    ISBN: 17930448
  • A Briggs, 'Contractual Agreements on Choice of Law' in Burrows & Peel (ed), 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
  • 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
  • A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts: Private International Law' in Crawford, Lowe (ed), 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
  • 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, Sir Lawrence Collins and Professor CGJ Morse, Professor J Harris, Professor J D McCle, The Conflict of Laws (14th edn Thomson 2006)
    Definitive statement of the rules of Private International Law
    ISBN: 042188360X
  • 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
  • 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, 'Decisions of British Courts During 2004: Private International Law' in (ed), 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, '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 and Barbara Dohmann, QC, 'Learning to learn from others in Europe in commercial litigation' in (ed), 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
  • 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
  • A Briggs, Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments, 4th edition (Informa/Lloyds of London Press 2005)
    ISBN: 1-84311-4259
  • 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
    ISBN: 1793-0448
  • A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts during 2003: Private International Law' in (ed), 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
  • 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
  • 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 (ed), British Year Book of International Law (Oxford University Press 2003)
    Survey and analysis of English jurisprudence on private international law.
    ISBN: 019-926324-8
  • 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 Duke of Brunswick and Defamation by Internet' (2003) 119 Law Quarterly Review 210 [Case Note]
    Analysis of decision of High Court of Australia in Dow Jones Inc v Gutnick
    ISBN: 0023-933X
  • 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
  • A Briggs, 'Choice of Choice of Law' [2003] 2003(1) Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 12
    ISBN: 0306-2945
  • A Briggs, Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments, Third Edition (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, '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
  • A Briggs, The Conflict of Laws (Clarendon Law Series) (OUP 2002)
    ISBN: 0-19-876333-6
  • A Briggs, 'Decisions of British Courts: B: Private International Law' (2001) 71 Oxford University Press British Year Book of International Law 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
  • A Briggs, 'VTB Capital plc v Nutritek International Corpn [2013] UKSC 5, [2013] 2 WLR 398' (2000)
    Case concerned with jurisdiction agreements: see paras 110, 221, 222, 234, 235

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Private International Law: all asepcts of common law and English law as provided by European law, but especially jurisdiction and foreign judgements. 

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Contract, Land Law, Conflict of Laws, A Roman Introduction to Private Law

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