Withdrawing from the European Union on 31st December 2020 had seismic effects on the landscape of Private International Law rules in the UK. For nearly 50 years the UK had participated in the increasing EU level of regulation in this area. Among other matters, rules applying to questions of jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, jurisdiction and enforcement of decisions over family matters, child abduction, choice of law in contractual and non-contractual obligations, and insolvency were all provided for at an EU level. Post BREXIT, EU rules in some areas have been abandoned, while others have been retained as UK law. This lecture will examine the justifications and outcomes of those changes.
Speaker: Professor Professor Pippa Rogerson Master of Gonville and Caius College, and Former Director of Studies in Law (1990-2018) University of Cambridge