Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Bill

About this bill

This bill clarifies which jurisdiction’s law is applicable in actions of tort and provides guidance to the courts on matters of characterisation. This bill also abolishes certain common law rules dealing with actionability and sets out the general rule that the applicable law will be the law of the jurisdiction in which the events constituting the tort in question occur.

Current status

Royal Assent given 04 December 2017.
Enacted as the Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Act 2017 (2017/44)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Member's bill



All data
Bill type Member's bill
Parliament 52
Ref 181-2
Introduced 22 September 2016
First reading 7 December 2016
Select Committee Justice and Electoral Committee
Public submissions due 2 February 2017
Select Committee report back 7 June 2017
Second reading 28 June 2017
Committee of the whole House 26 July 2017
Third reading 29 November 2017
Royal Assent 4 December 2017
Enacted as Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Act 2017 (2017/44)
Divided No

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