The break up of Commonwealth private international law in relation to forum non conveniens and tort choice of law in selected Commonwealth jurisdictions
Tong, William Su Hern (2007) The break up of Commonwealth private international law in relation to forum non conveniens and tort choice of law in selected Commonwealth jurisdictions. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
It is well known that in the early stages of legal development in Commonwealth jurisdictions, when these countries were still colonies of the British Empire, there was uniformity in their laws as the English common law was received by these countries and applied by their judiciaries with little or no modifications. As time passed, with the shift towards independence in these former British colonies, some Commonwealth countries have diverged from the English common law by providing for judicial solutions that are perceived to best fit their individual circumstances, values and needs. In other words, there has been a break up of Commonwealth common law.
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