Paul Nicholls KC spent part of lockdown writing a book. It is called Employment and Commercial Disputes: The International Aspects and is published by Bloomsbury Professional.
The book aims to provide an accessible guide to the conflict of laws rules in employment and commercial claims. The book is in two parts. The first part seeks to set out a summary of the law. It has chapters dealing with jurisdiction, choice of law, various means of challenging jurisdiction, anti-suit injunctions, recognition and enforcement of judgments, interim remedies, employment tribunal claims and practice and procedure in the High Court.
It has been necessary in this part of the book to analyse and in some cases try to predict what the consequences of the UK’s departure from the EU will be. As well as a chapter specifically dealing with that question, the issue arises frequently throughout the book.
The second part of the book is a group of chapters dealing with examples of cases derived from a various areas of law which consider how the conflict of law rules apply in each types of case. Some of these case examples cover the situation not only at the time of writing but also following Brexit. The range of legal areas includes sale of goods, provision of services – also including negligence claims against service providers, fraud, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of confidence, team moves, the economic torts and international employment claims.
The intention of the second part of the book is that the reader may be able to find a case similar to one which has arisen so that one can at least get an initial steer towards the right answer.
As well as a long-standing interest in this area, Paul’s work has involved jurisdiction and choice of law issues in a variety of contexts including cases about breach of restrictive covenants and international team moves.
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