When a treatise becomes a classic, both revision and review present special challenges. The rigour of the task increases when the relevant subject matter spans topics as disparate as domicile, forum non conveniens, marriage, arbitration, realty, estates, torts, insolvency, insurance, foreign currency and mental incapacity. Sir Lawrence Collins and his colleagues have succeeded in giving us an even better edition of what older generations called “Dicey & Morris”.1 The work remains the gold standard in texts on conflict of laws. The discipline called “private...
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