The Centre for Private International Law celebrates the mark of a new project after successfully securing funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). The research project ‘Where do we go from here? The development of private international law in the UK and the post Brexit environment’ will involve Professor Paul Beaumont (University of Aberdeen) as Principal Investigator and Dr Mihail Danov (University of Exeter) as Co-Investigator.
A key objective of this project is to set out the post-Brexit research agenda within the context of Private International Law for the UK. As part of this process, the team aims to promote a meaningful debate about the issues which private parties in disputes with an international element could face in the post-Brexit era. Discussing these issues with expert legal practitioners is critical to providing an appropriate answer to the question how UK PIL should be re-designed post-Brexit with a view to facilitating justice in cross-border cases before the UK courts. This is central to maintaining the attractiveness of the UK courts which is important to the growth of the UK economy, with the legal sector currently generating over £25 billion - a significant proportion of which is based on cross-border cases.
The proposed AHRC Research Network will enable the team to set up a new research consortium which involves academics and includes: distinguished experts from Europe, Professor Cordero-Moss, and Professor Keyes from the Commonwealth; plus judges and expert legal practitioners.