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Res Judicata, Estoppel and Foreign Judgments: The Preclusive Effects of Foreign Judgments in Private International Law
 

Res Judicata, Estoppel and Foreign Judgments: The Preclusive Effects of Foreign Judgments in Private International Law (Hardback)

By Barnett, Peter R. (Solicitor (England and Wales) and Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia)

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This book re-examines the doctrines of res judicata and abuse of process when applied to foreign judgments, and analyses how they are relied upon in English proceedings. The book explains the four main pleas to which a foreign res judicata might give rise in subsequent proceeding... read full description below.

ISBN 9780199243396
Barcode 9780199243396
Published 1 April 2001 by Oxford University Press (S1)
Format Hardback
Series Oxford Private International Law Series
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ISBN-13 9780199243396
ISBN-10 0199243395
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
Imprint Oxford University Press
Publication Date 1 April 2001
International Publication Date 15 March 2001
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Barnett, Peter R. (Solicitor (England and Wales) and Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, Australia)
Series Oxford Private International Law Series
Category Non-Fiction (Child / Teen)
Private International Law & Conflict Of Laws
English legal system: courts & procedure
English law: arbitration, mediation & alternative dispute resolution
English law: company law
EU company law
Courts & Procedure
Legal Procedure: Arbitration
Company Law
Number of Pages 404
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 726g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Res judicata, International law, Estroppel, Judgements, Foreign
NBS Text International Law: Professional
ONIX Text College/higher education;Professional and scholarly
Dewey Code 340.9
Catalogue Code 77687

Description of this Book

This clear and original book provides a much-needed analysis of the doctrines of res judicata and abuse of process as applied to foreign judgments recognized in England for their preclusive effect. In particular, it examines the four preclusive pleas which are encountered in practice, namely: (i) cause of action estoppel; (ii) issue estoppel; (iii) former recovery per section 34 of the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982; and (iv) the rule in Henderson v Henderson. So far as foreign judgments are concerned, the book examines separately the preclusive effects of foreign judgments recognized according to the English common law and related statutory rules, and foreign judgments which the English courts are obliged to recognize under the Brussels and Lugano Conventions. It also includes a discussion of the preclusive effects of judgments recognized under the proposed Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in civil and commercial matters. Although the complex and technical doctrines of res judicata and abuse of process are well known in the context of domestic judicial decisions, little has hitherto been written analysing how these doctrines apply when the judgment emanates from a foreign court. It is not surprising, therefore, that this area of law has been frequently confused and mis-applied. And yet the recognition of foreign judgments for preclusive purposes is an increasingly important area for practitioners and academics - especially for those interested in international commercial litigation, and not least given the important treaty developments that are occurring. For these reasons, this book is a very timely work. Written with a practitioner focus, it includes extensive references to res judicata authorities in the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review The preclusive effect of foreign judgments in international law is a veritable minefield for lawyers. But given the exponential rise in transnational litigation in recent years, it is a subject which more and more practitioners are having to come to grips with. This book promises to be a formidable weapon in the armoury of such practitioners. ... attempts to unravel many of the mysteries surrounding this branch of the law. Journal of the Commonwealth Lawyers' Association 2001 The series of Oxford monographs in private international law is producing some innovative titles, frequently in areas that have not been covered previously in texts of such depth. Dr Barnett's work is a welcome addition to the series, and is in many ways groundbreaking. ... deals with the complex questions which arise when the doctrines of res judicata and abuse of process are applied to foreign judgements. It will be a valuable addition to the library of the international commercial lawyer. New Law Journal, 15 Feb 2002 This is another excellent contribution to the Oxford Monographs in Private International Law. The academic community of private international lawyers, not to mention those in the real world of legal practice and judges, owe a debt of gratitude to Peter Carter QC for taking the initiative to found this series and to edit it. this is a very thoroughly researched book on a difficult topic that adds to our knowledge of the effects of foreign judgments. Law Quarterly Review, 1 Apr 2002 a welcome addition to the [Oxford monographs in private international law] series, and ... in many ways ground breaking ... It will be a valuable addition to the library of the international commercial lawyer. Gavin McFarlane, New Law Journal, February 2002

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Author's Bio

Peter Barnett holds a D Phil from the University of Oxford and is a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. He is soon to be admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the High Court of Australia and Solicitor of the High Court of England and Wales.

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