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Hugh Beale symposium

A symposium to launch a book of essays in honour of Hugh Beale took place at Brasenose College, Oxford on 7 November. It was organised by Louise Gullifer and Stefan Vogenauer and was attended by most of the contributors to … Continue reading

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The European Court of Justice on child custody, child abduction and the concept of habitual residence

The European Court of Justice has given an important judgment in a case (C v M, case C-376/14 of 9 October 2014) on whether a 6 year old girl should live with her mother in Ireland or her father in France. … Continue reading

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The Draft Common Frame of Reference in the Swedish Supreme Court

The Study Group on a European Civil Code which prepared the Principles, Definitions and Model Rules of European Private Law (more commonly known as the Draft Common Frame of Reference or DCFR) was fortunate to have among its members both … Continue reading

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New Polish private law blog

I’m grateful to Ross MacDonald for passing on information about a new Polish private law blog. The blog, which is written in English, can be accessed at http://polishprivatelaw.pl/lets-start/. Its introduction says that:- The website is addressed to lawyers dealing both … Continue reading

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Scottish law on prescription found wanting

In a recent case in the UK Supreme Court the Scottish law on the prescription of an obligation to make reparation for property damage caused by another’s fault was found to be defective and legislative reform was recommended. The problem … Continue reading

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After the referendum

The last weeks and months have been dominated by the debate on the referendum question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” 55% of those who voted said No and 45% said Yes. So now we move on. One curious feature of … Continue reading

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Scottish Law Commission makes good use of European private law instruments

In its Discussion Paper on Third Party Rights under Contracts (DP No 157, 2014) the Scottish Law Commission makes use of the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) and the proposed Common European Sales Law (CESL) along with two other … Continue reading

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European Parliament adopts proposal for a Common European Sales Law

By 416 votes to 159, with about 65 abstentions, the European Parliament today adopted a legislative resolution on an optional Common European Sales Law (CESL). This is good news for European businesses and consumers who want to sell or buy … Continue reading

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Common European Sales Law and UK Consumer Rights Bill to be discussed on same day

The Proposed Regulation on a Common European Sales Law (CESL) will be debated by the full European Parliament on the morning of Tuesday 25 February: the vote will take place on the afternoon of the following day. This will be … Continue reading

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The demise of the bon père de famille

There is a nice blog post by Jan Smits on the demise of the bon père de famille in French legislation. In a long-overdue spirit of gender equality the French Assemblée Nationale decided on 21 January 2014 that this venerable … Continue reading

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