Monthly Archives: March 2009

House of Lords hearing on Common Frame of Reference

Jonathan Faull, Director-General,  Justice, Freedom and Security, European Commission gave evidence by video link to Sub-Committee E of the House of Lords’ EU Committee this afternoon. These are some of the key points (not necessarily in the order in which … Continue reading

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House of Lords to hear evidence from Commission on CFR

On 25th  March, Sub-Committee E of the House of Lords’ European Union Committee (Chairman, Lord Mance) will be taking oral evidence on the Common Frame of Reference (CFR) from Jonathan Faull, Director General, Justice, Freedom and Security at the EU … Continue reading

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The DCFR – a backwards looking 19th century codification project”?”

I have just seen an advert for a new book edited by Hans Micklitz and Fabrizio Cafaggi on “After the Common Frame of Reference”. The blurb refers to the DCFR as “very much a backwards looking 19th century codification project”. … Continue reading

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Enforcing performance under the DCFR: a reply

In Laura's last blog she asks about Article III.-3:302(3)(b) of the DCFR. That Article deals with the right to enforce performance of a non-monetary obligation and the specific sub-paragraph contains an exception for the case where "performance would be unreasonably burdensome or … Continue reading

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Enforcing performance under the DCFR

This morning, the LLM Class (Contract Law in Europe) were discussing the enforcement of performance both under the DCFR and under various national legal systems.  One point emerged from the discussions, which perhaps Professor Clive can clarify for us.    III.-3:302 DCFR … Continue reading

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Compensable or compensatable?

Editing is a dull job but occasionally the relentless chipping produces a tiny spark of interest. The spark last week was the question whether the national notes in the full version of the Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European … Continue reading

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Report on the DCFR from the perspective of Scots law

A report prepared for the Civil Division of the Scottish Government on the DCFR has now been published on the Scottish Government website.  The author is one of the bloggers to this site, and the nature of the advice which … Continue reading

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Random thoughts on the launch of The Unauthorised Agent.

Last night I attended the Edinburgh launch of Laura Macgregor’s and Danny Busch’s book on The Unauthorised Agent: Perspectives from European and Comparative Law. It was a successful and joyous occasion. Good to see such a mix of judges, practitioners, law … Continue reading

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