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St Catherine's College

Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ

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01865 281434 (office); 81434 (internal)

Biography

Andrew Dickinson joined the Faculty in 2013, and is a fellow of St Catherine's College. After studying law in Oxford (MA and BCL; St Edmund Hall), Andrew attended the College of Law in Chester before qualifying as a solicitor with Clifford Chance in London. From 2011-2013, he was Professor of Private International Law at the University of Sydney.

Andrew is a Visiting Fellow at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law and a member of the Mance Committee, the UK Government's Standing Committee on private international law matters.

Position Description

Fellow and Tutor, St Catherine's College; Professor of Law

Publications

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  • A Dickinson, 'Acts of State and the Frontiers of Private International Law' (2018) Journal of Private International Law (forthcoming)
    A growing number of cases before the English courts implicate governmental or sovereign acts with a foreign connection. Cases involving “acts of state” have in the past been bedeviled by legal uncertainty, in terms both of the rationalisation of the common law’s approach to them, and the relationship of the rules and principles deployed to the private international law rules ordinarily applied in cases with a cross-border aspect. Three recent decisions of the Supreme Court offer some valuable insights, and a welcome opportunity to take stock and to re-consider the account in the leading modern English commentary.
  • A Dickinson, 'Schibsby v Westenholz and the Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in England' (2018) Law Quarterly Review (forthcoming)
  • A Dickinson, 'Close the Door on Your Way Out - Free Movement of Judgments in Civil Matters - A 'Brexit' Case Study' (2017) Zeitschrift für Europäisches Privatrecht 540
  • A Dickinson, 'Keeping Up Appearances - The Development of Adjudicatory Jurisdiction in the English Courts' (2017) 86 British Yearbook of International Law 1
    This article traces the development of the adjudicatory jurisdiction of the English courts between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. The account provides, it is submitted, a number of valuable insights, which call into question current accounts of the common law rules governing both the adjudicatory jurisdiction of local courts and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments. The author’s principal contention is that the so-called ‘principles’ of presence and submission, which are central tenets of English private international law, are not only unsatisfactory in principle, but lacking in historical support as elements of the common law landscape.
  • A Dickinson, 'Oiling the Machine: overriding mandatory provisions and public policy in the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts' (2017) 22 Uniform Law Review 402
    This article examines Article 11 of the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (2015), which concerns itself with the relationship between the system of law chosen by the parties and the laws and policies of other systems. It addresses, in particular, the Article's drafting history, its role within the Principles and its significance for the relationship between the Principles and the Hague Choice of Court Convention (2005).
  • A Dickinson, 'Back to the future: the UK's EU exit and the conflict of laws' (2016) 12 Journal of Private International Law 195
    On 24 June 2016, after months of public debate, it was confirmed that the people of the United Kingdom had voted by a narrow majority (51.9% to 48.1%) to leave the European Union. The decision to leave seems likely to have a significant impact on the UK's civil justice system and, in particular, on the rules of private international law applied to dispute resolution in a cross-border context. It is, however, a highly speculative exercise to predict the future shape of private international law in the UK in these circumstances. Putting speculation to one side, this paper seeks to analyse legal events of the past to assess the position that the UK now finds itself in when approaching withdrawal negotiations. In particular, the following discussion seeks to identify the legal baseline of applicable private international law rules under international, EU and national law following withdrawal, with a particular emphasis on the domain currently occupied by the instruments applicable to civil and commercial matters (Brussels I, Lugano, Rome I, Rome II).
  • A Dickinson, 'Back to the future: the UK’s EU exit and the conflict of laws' (2016) 12 Journal of Private International Law 195
  • A Dickinson, 'Click wrapping choice of court agreements in the Brussels I Regime (El Majdoub v Cars on the Web)' [2016] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 15 [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'Fatal accidents - the law applicable to claims by family members (Lazar v Allianz SpA)' (2016) 132 Law Quarterly Review 212 [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, Keeping Up Appearances - The Development of Adjudicatory Jurisdiction in the English Courts, paper presented at SLS Conference, Oxford
  • A Dickinson, 'The Right to Rome? The Law Applicable to Direct Claims Against Insurers and Anti-Suit Injunctions' (2016) 132 Law Quarterly Review 536 [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'Background and Introduction to the Regulation (ch 1), Transitional Provisions (ch 16), Final Provisions (ch 18)' in Andrew Dickinson and Eva Lein (eds), The Brussels I Regulation Recast (Oxford University Press 2015)
  • A Dickinson, 'Once Bitten - Mutual Distrust in European Private International Law (The Alexandros T)' (2015) 131 Law Quarterly Review 186 [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'Territory in the Rome I and Rome II Regulations' in J Basedow, U Magnus and R Wolfram (eds), The Hamburg Lectures on Maritime Affairs (Springer 2015)
  • A Dickinson, Andrew Dickinson and Eva Lein (eds), The Brussels I Regulation Recast (Oxford University Press 2015)
  • A Dickinson, Andrew Dickinson, Mary Keyes and Thomas John (eds), Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century: Facing Outwards (Hart Publishing 2014)
  • Lord Collins of Mapesbury, A Dickinson, Jonathan Harris and J D McClean, Dicey, Morris & Collins, The Conflict of Laws (15th edn, 1st Supplement) (2014)
  • A Dickinson, 'Service abroad - an inconvenient obstacle? Abela v Baadarani [2013] UKSC 44' (2014) 130 Law Quarterly Review 197 [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'Towards an agreement on the concept of "contract" in EU private international law (Brogsitter v Fabrication de Montres Normandes)' [2014] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 466 [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'What, if anything, can Australia Learn from the EU Experience?' in Andrew Dickinson, Mary Keyes and Thomas John (eds), Australian Private International Law for the 21st Century (Hart Publishing 2014)
  • A Dickinson, 'A principled approach to choice of law in contract?' (2013) 28 Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Finance Law 151
  • A Dickinson, 'Article 15: Participation in companies or other collective bodies' in Roger O'Keefe, Christian J. Tams, Antonios Tzanakopoulos (ed), The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary (Oxford University Press 2013)
  • A Dickinson, 'Germany v. Italy and the Territorial Tort Exception: Walking the Tightrope' (2013) 11 Journal of International Criminal Justice 147
  • A Dickinson, 'Territory in the Rome I and Rome II Regulations' [2013] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 86
  • Lord Collins of Mapesbury, Briggs, Adrian, A Dickinson and Harris, Jonathan, Dicey, Morris & Collins: The Conflict of Laws (15th edn Sweet and Maxwell 2012)
  • A Dickinson, 'Free Movements of Judgments in the EU: Knock Down the Walls but Mind the Ceiling' in Eva Lein (ed), The Brussels I Review Proposal Uncovered (British Institute of International and Comparative Law 2012)
  • A Dickinson, 'Non-Contractual Obligations: Common Issues' in Lord Collins of Mapesbury (ed), Dicey, Morris & Collins: The Conflict of Laws (Sweet and Maxwell 2012)
  • A Dickinson, 'Particular Contracts' in Lord Collins of Mapesbury (ed), Dicey, Morris & Collins: The Conflict of Laws (Sweet and Maxwell 2012)
  • A Dickinson, 'Sculpture and Mind Tricks in the Conflict of Laws: Lucasfilm v Ainsworth' [2012] 1 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 21
  • A Dickinson, 'Service Out of the Jurisdiction in Contract Cases: Straightening Out the Deck Chairs? Global 5000 v Wadhawan' [2012] 2 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 181
  • A Dickinson, 'Tort/Delict' in Lord Collins of Mapesbury (ed), Dicey, Morris & Collins: The Conflict of Laws (Sweet and Maxwell 2012)
  • A Dickinson, 'In the EU, we trust? A new European framework for jurisdiction and judgments' (2011) 17 Trusts and Trustees 280
  • A Dickinson, 'State immunity and foreign judgments in the United Kingdom â?? the vulture swoops' [2011] 4 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 581
  • A Dickinson, 'Surveying the Proposed Brussels I bis Regulation: Solid Foundations but Renovation Needed' in A Bonomi & GP Romano (ed), Yearbook of Private International Law Volume XII (2010) (Sellier European Law Publishers 2011)
  • A Dickinson, The Rome II Regulation: The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (Supplement) (Oxford University Press 2010)
  • A Dickinson, 'Provisional Measures in the "Brussels I" Review: Disturbing the Status Quo?' (2010) 6 Journal of Private International Law 519
  • A Dickinson, 'Provisional Measures in the Brussels I Review - Disturbing the Status Quo?' (2010) 3 IP Rax - Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts 203
  • A Dickinson, 'Rebuttable Assumptions' [2010] 1 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 27
  • A Dickinson, 'Restrained No More? Service Out of the Jurisdiction in the 21st Century' Greene, Wood & McClean v Templeton Insurance' [2010] 1 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 1
  • A Dickinson, 'The Force be with EU? Infringements of US Copyright in the English Courts' [2010] 2 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 181
  • A Dickinson, 'Brussels I Review' (2009)
  • A Dickinson, 'Non-Domiciled Parties and the Brussels I Regulation: A Phantom Menace' (2009)
  • A Dickinson, Provisional Measures in the Brussels I Review, paper presented at 2nd Conference on European Procedural Law
  • A Dickinson, 'State Immunity and State Owned Enterprises' (2009) 10 Business Law International 97
  • A Dickinson, 'Resurgence of the Anti-Suit Injunction: The Brussels I Regulation as a Source of Civil Obligations' (2008) 57(2) International and Comparative Law Quarterly 465
  • A Dickinson, The Brussels I Regime: Private Law and Anti-Suit Injunctions, paper presented at Academy of European Law Conference on Private International Law and Business Law 2008
  • A Dickinson, The Rome II Regulation: The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations (Oxford University Press 2008)
  • A Dickinson, Agency in the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations - The Man Who (Almost) Wasn't There?, paper presented at Journal of Private International Law Conference 2007
  • A Dickinson, 'Dicey, Morris & Collins: The Conflict of Laws, Book Review' (2007) 123 Law Quarterly Review 314
  • A Dickinson, 'Legal Certainty - Too Much of a Good Thing?' in Pascal de Vareilles-Sommières (ed), Forum Shopping in the European Judicial Area (Hart Publishing 2007)
  • A Dickinson, 'Third Country Mandatory Rules in the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations - 'So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu?'' (2007) 3 Journal of Private International Law 53
  • A Dickinson, ''Renvoi - The Comeback Kid?' Neilson v OPC' (2006) 122 Law Quarterly Review 183
  • A Dickinson, ''Revolutionary Claims' Equatorial Guinea v. Royal Bank of Scotland' (2006) 122 Law Quarterly Review 569
  • A Dickinson, Baggallay, Roger, McBain, Graham and Murphy, Laurence, Butterworths International Commercial Litigation Handbook - Second Edition (Butterworths 2006)
  • A Dickinson, 'Status of Forces under the UN Convention on State Immunity' (2006) 55 International and Comparative Law Quarterly 427
  • A Dickinson, Study (JLS/C4/2005/03) for the European Commission on the Application of the Brussels I Regulation, England and Wales national report (with J van de Velden, M George and R Murphy) ( 2006)
  • A Dickinson, The Effect in the European Community of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters: Recognition, Res Judicata and Abuse of Process ( 2006)
  • A Dickinson, 'The Law Applicable to Contracts - Uncertainty on the Horizon?' (2006) 21 Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law 171
  • A Dickinson, ''Applicable law arbitrage - an opportunity missed?' Base Metal Trading v. Shamurin' (2005) 121 Law Quarterly Review 374
  • A Dickinson, 'English Private International Law Aspects of Provisional and Protective Measures' in Mads Andenas, Burkhard Hess (ed), Enforcement Agency Practice in Europe (British Institute of International and Comparative Law 2005)
  • A Dickinson, 'European Private International Law - Embracing New Horizons or Mourning the Past?' (2005) 179 Journal of Private International Law 197
  • A Dickinson, European Private International Law - New Horizons or Legal Vandalism, paper presented at Journal of Private International Law Conference 2005
  • A Dickinson, The Use of Public Documents in the EU ( 2005)
  • A Dickinson, Lindsay, Rae and Loonam, James P, State Immunity: Selected Materials and Commentary (Oxford University Press 2004)
  • A Dickinson, ''A charter for tactical litigation in Europe' Turner v. Grovit' [2004] 3 Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 273
  • A Dickinson, ''Now you seize it, now you don't' Societe Eram v Compagnie Internationale de Navigation; Kuwait Oil Tanker v Qabazard' (2004) 120 Law Quarterly Review 16
  • A Dickinson, 'Weighing up the value of arguments' (2003) Law Society Gazette
  • A Dickinson, 'Cross-Border Torts in EC Courts - A Response to the Proposed "Rome II" Regulation' (2002) 13 European Business Law Review 369
  • A Dickinson and Smythe, M T, 'Dealing with the Media' in Robert Goldspink, Jeremy Cole (ed), International Commercial Fraud (Sweet and Maxwell 2002)
  • A Dickinson, 'Book Review: Chitty on Contracts / Furmston, Law of Contracts' (2000) 116 Law Quarterly Review
  • A Dickinson, 'Litigation - Vicarious Liability (Credit Lyonnais v ECGD)' (1999) Journal of International Banking Law [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'Jurisdictional Trespass (Re Polly Peck)' [1998] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 519 [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'Restitution and conflicts in the House of Lords (Kleinwort Benson v Glasgow)' (1998) 6 Restitution Law Review [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'Restitution and Incapacity: A Choice of Law Solution? (Baring Brothers v Cunninghame DC)' (1997) 5 Restitution Law Review 66 [Case Note]
  • A Dickinson, 'Restitution and the Conflict of Laws' [1996] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 556
  • A Dickinson, 'Further Thoughts on Foreign Torts - Boys v Chaplin Explained? (Red Sea v Bouygues)' [1994] Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 463 [Case Note]

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Research Interests

Private international law, in particular the law concerning obligations and the relationship with EU law.

Options taught

Tort, Conflict of Laws, A Roman Introduction to Private Law

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