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 meantime, his Private International Law in Myanmar (published in 2015) and The Law of Contract in Myanmar (jointly written with Andrew Burrows and published in 2017) have been providing an alternative, and absorbing, intellectual challenge. 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.
- Analysis of the effect of Brexit on private international law and litigation in the English courts, taking a more sane and balanced approach to the possible outcomes of that process than that which is usually produced by those with different axes to grind.Analysis of the state of the law on applications for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction in the light of the decision in Kaefer Aislamientos v AMS DrillingISBN: 0306 2945Comment on and analysis of issues raised by the decision in Shanghai Turbo v Liu.ISBN: 0306 2945Note on Brownlie v Four Seasons with particular reference the issue where damage is sustained for the purpose of permission to serve out of the jurisdiction.ISBN: 0306 2945Analysis of unexplored or unacknowledged problems in the common law and European systems of jurisdiction in which the one word or phrase may have two (or more) very different functions and hence meanings. Derived from the 2015 COMBAR Lecture.ISBN: 0306 2945The 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: 9781138825604Analysis 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 2945Restatement 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 courtsISBN: 9780198713739Evaluation of the theory explaining which foreign judgments have an effect (and if any, what effect) in the English legal order.ISBN: 0023-933XAnalysis of decision of Supreme Court in Rubin v Eurofinance and New Cap v Grant.ISBN: 03062945Analysis of decisions of French Supreme Court and of Russian Supreme Court on efficacy of one-sided jurisdiction agreementsISBN: 0306 2943Concise and complete account of the rules and principles of private international lawAnalysis of and reflection upon the various functions of jurisdiction agreements at common law and in the regime of the Brussels I RegulationISBN: 0306 2945Text of a course on the nature and role of comity in private inernational law derived from lectures given at the Hague Academy in June 2011ISBN: 9789004227286Comment 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 933XThe ultimate work for scholars, practitioners, and judges on private international lawISBN: 9780414024533DOI: 10.1093/tandt/ttr030Note on developments in the law on foreign judgments which may be material in the particular field of trusts and trustees.Note of the decision in AK Investment v Kyrgyz Mobil TelISBN: 03062943Analysis of principal proposals for amendment to Brussels I ReguationISBN: 0306-2945Analysis 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: 9781849460811Analysis 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: 978184113988Consideration 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: 9783866531895Survey and analysis of decisions of British courts on questions of private international law in 2009ISBN: 9780199597024Consideration of the decision in and implications of Rubin v Eurofinance SAISBN: 03062943Analysis of Depfa Bank v Haugesund KommuneISBN: 0023933XAnalysis of decision of Privy Council in Calyon v MichaelidesISBN: 0023933XThe law on civil jurisdiction and the recognition of judgmentsISBN: 9781843118152Survey and analysis of decisions of British courts on questions of private international law in 2008ISBN: 9780199580392Analysis of decision of European Court in C-185/07 Allianz SpA v West Tankers Inc.ISBN: 03062945Analysis of the significance of the Rome I and Rome II Regulations for English private international lawISBN: 0023-933XAnalysis 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: 9780199282302Analysis of decision in and consequences of Fiona Trust & Holding Corp v PrivalovISBN: 0306 2945Analysis of decsions of English courts in cases involving questions of private international law in 2007ISBN: 9780199547401Analysis of the post-judgment orders made in the Masri litigation, and their contribution to the enforceability of an English commercial judgment.ISBN: 03062945Analysis 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: 9780455225043Second and revised edition of The Conflict of LawsISBN: 978019953966-6Analysis of decision of Singapore Court of Appeal in Rickshaw Investments Ltd v Nicolai, Baron von Uexkull.ISBN: 17930448Analysis 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.Survey and analysis of British decisions on issues of private international law in 2006.ISBN: 978-019-923898-9English Private International Law, as part of the volume on English Private Law.ISBN: 978-019-922794-5Analysis of the issues raised by the decision in Mbasogo, President of Equatorial Guinea v LogoISBN: 0023933XAnalysis of basis for and potential consequences of decisions in Trafigura v KookminISBN: 0023933XAnalysis 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 & McLennanISBN: 0306-2945Analysis of decisions of British Courts on issues of private international law for 2005ISBN: 199202761Analysis of three decisions of European court on special jurisdiction under the Brussels Convention and RegulationISBN: 03062945Analysis of the rules of English private international law as they apply to the recognition and enforcement of Russian judgments in EnglandDefinitive statement of the rules of Private International LawISBN: 042188360XAnalysis of renvoi and the proof of foreign law in local litigation in the light of Nielson v OPC.ISBN: 0306-2945Analysis of the problems of interpreting legislation which is silent as to its international reach.ISBN: 0218-2173