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.
Royal Assent given 04 December 2017.
Enacted as the Private International Law (Choice of Law in Tort) Act 2017 (2017/44)
Passed by a majority of 96 votes (108 ayes, 12 noes, 0 abstentions)
|Bill type||Member's bill|
|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)|
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