Adrian Briggs was until 30 September 2021 the Sir Richard Gozney Fellow and Tutor in Law at St Edmund Hall, where he had been a tutorial fellow since 1980. His main interest was and still is 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 character (as it then was), was published in 2015 as Private International Law in English Courts. This took its place alongside his several other books on private international law, of which Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments is the most established. As it now seems that private international law in the United Kingdom is destined or doomed to follow a quite different path, it is necessary to recast these volumes; the melancholy task is now underway. Otherwise, Private International Law in Myanmar (published in 2015) and The Law of Contract in Myanmar (jointly written with Andrew (now Lord) Burrows and published in 2017) provided an alternative, and utterly absorbing, intellectual challenge; it is hoped that The Law of Tort in Myanmar will also one day be written. He also practises from chambers in the Temple.
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 courtsISBN: 9780198713739