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Part II Preliminary Topics, Ch.5 Renvoi

J J Fawcett LLB, PhD, Solicitor, J M Carruthers LLB (Hons), Dip LP, PhD, Solicitor
Edited By: Sir Peter North CBE, QC, MA, DCL, FBA

From: Cheshire, North & Fawcett: Private International Law (14th Edition)

James J Fawcett, Janeen M Carruthers
Edited By: Sir Peter North (Consultant Editor)

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From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 July 2024

Scope of applicable law — Family law
Once it is decided that a court has jurisdiction, how the issue before it is to be characterised in terms of private international law and what choice of law rules are applicable, it might be thought that the judge’s task was reaching its conclusion. Nothing remains for him to do but apply the chosen law. If this is English law there is no doubt that what he is required to do is to give effect to English internal law. Thus, where a person dies intestate domiciled in England leaving movables here the rules of distribution contained in the Administration of Estates...
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