Disputes about which country’s laws should be applied to a dispute and the forum (whether a national, transnational court or an arbitration tribunal) before which the dispute should be resolved are all part of private international law.

These pages provide a basic toolkit to help navigate through these questions under English law.  This toolkit will be developed over time, e.g. with sections dealing with insolvency and issues in arbitration, so please do keep checking back.

The toolkit

  • The frequently asked questions (introduction) page – this covers the basic questions you may need to ask.
  • The legislation page – this lists the key rules and legislation which apply in England and Wales.
  • The flow chart page – here you can find flowcharts to help in navigating the Brussels I Regulation.
  • We’ve also included a list of sites we find useful.