International Law

6 March 2018: International Law and Practice Course – Lecture 2

                                       Caption: Tim Castle (Deputy Chair, ILS), Avryl Lattin (Clyde & Co), Dr Andrew Bell SC, Dr Wolfgang Babeck (Chair, ILS).

Dr Andrew Bell SC, one of the leading practitioners at the NSW Bar and co-author of Ngyh’s Conflict of Laws, presented the second ILS International Law and Practice Course Seminar, on Tuesday 6 March 2018 at the offices of Clyde & Co in Sydney.

In his presentation on Private International Law, Dr Bell surveyed a wide range of situations in which conflict of laws can arise, including torts, contracts, product liability and family law, with many examples drawn from the decided cases. Most of these cases raise two essential questions for practitioners – what is the appropriate venue and what is the applicable law.

The seminar was chaired by Clyde & Co partner, Avryl Lattin who drew on her experience both at the firm and in her prior role as a trade counsel at DFAT to highlight the importance of an understanding of Private International Law in practice.