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CONFLICT OF LAWS

COURSE OUTLINE AND READING MATERIALS

Books: Morris, The Conflict of Laws (3 ed.) 1984
Cheshire and North, Private International law (11 ed.) 1987 Collier, Conflict of Laws (1988)

Reference: Dicey and Morris, Conflict of Laws (11 ed.) 1987

Casebook: Morris and North, Cases and Materials on Private International Law (1984)

Other works: Anton, Private International Law (of Scotland) 1967. Cook, Logical and Legal Bases of the Conflict of Laws (1942) ; Graveson, The Conflict of Laws (7 ed.) 1974;

Wolff, Private International Law (2 ed.) 1950.

INTRODUCTION

1.Nature and Scope of the Subject
Morris Ch. 1 (and 34), Cheshire Ch. 1 Collier, Ch. 1, 2, 21, 22 Anton Ch. 2.

Mehrunnissa v Parves (1981) KLR 547

2. Reasons for the basis of the Conflict of Laws:

Theories: Territoriality, Vested Rights, Comity, Local Law; see Davies (1937) 18 BYIL 49.

Slater v Mexican National Rly 194 US 120, 126 (1904)
Loucks v Standard Oil Co. of NY. 224 N.Y. 99 (1918).

JURISDICTION

1.Preliminary Issues

Patel v Singh (No 2) (1987) KLR 585

2.Common Law Position
Morris Ch. 6; Cheshire, Chs. 10,11; Collier Ch. 6; Dicey, Ch. 11.

(a)Presence, Submission, Effectiveness

Colt Industries v Sarlie (No. 2) (1966) 1 W.L.R. 440; Maharanee of Baroda v Wildenstein (1972) 2 Q.B. 282; Re Dulles (1951) Ch. 842;
Manta Line v Sofianites (1984) 1 L1.R. 14.
Union Bank of M.E. v Clapham (1981) "Times", 20 July. Obikoya v Silvernorth (1983) "Times" 6 July
The Messianiki Tolmi (1984) 1L1.R. 266
Williams & Glyn`s v Astro Dinamico (1984) 1 All E.R. 760. Kanti v South British Ins. Co. Ltd. (1981) K.L.R. 1 (b)Limitations

Cheshire Ch. 13
British South Africa Co v Companhia de Mocambique (1893) A.C 602 Mackinnon v Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corpn. (1986) 1 All E.R. 563 Ministry of Defence of the Govt of UK v Ndegwa (1983) K.L.R 68

(c)Staying of Actions
Morris, Ch. 8; Cheshire Ch. 12; Collier Ch. 7; Dicey Ch. 13.

(i)General

St. Pierre v South American Stores (1936)1 K.B. 382, at 398; Logan v Bank of Scotland (No. 2) (1906) 1 K.B. 141; Egbert v Short (1907) 2 Ch 205;
Re Norton`s Settlement (1908) 1 Ch. 471.
Maharanee of Baroda v Wildenstein (1972) 2 .Q.B. 283; The Atlantic Star (1974) A.C. 436;
McShannon v Rockware Glass (1978) A.C. 795;
The Wladslaw Lokictek (1978) 2 L1.R. 520.
The Wellamo (1980) 2 L1.R. 229.
European Asian Bank v Punjab & Sind Bank (1981) 2 L1.R. 65. Coupland v Arabian Gulf Petroleum (1983) 2 All E.R. 436 (1983) 1 W.L.R. 1136 The Abidin Daver (1984) A.C. 398

The Jalakrishna (1983) 2 L1.R. 628.
The Traugutt (1985) 1 L1.R. 76;
The Forum Craftsmen (1985) 1 L1.R. 291.
Spiliada v Cansulex (1987) A.C. 460.
E.I. Pont de Nemours v Agnew (1987) 2 L1.R. 585;
De Dampierre v de Dampierre (1988) A.C. 92.
Ocean Sun v Fay (1988) 29 A.L.R. 9.
The Francois Vieljeux (1982-88) 1 KAR 398, (1984) K.L.R.. 1 United India Insurance Company and Kenindia Insurance Companyv E.A Underwriter &Anor (1982-88) 1 KAR 639, ((1985) K.L.R 898 (ii)Lis Alibi Pendens

St .Pierre v South American Stores (above);
McHenry v Lewis (1882) 22 Ch. D. 397;
Cohen v Rothfield (1919) 1 K.B. 410;
Ionian Bank v Coouvreur (1969) 1 W.L.R. 781;
The Christianborg (1885) 10 P.D. 141;
The Atlantic Star (1974) A.C. 436.
Bushby v Munday (1821) 5 Madd. 297;
Orr-Lewis v O-L...
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