Hodgson Law Scholarships 2018 © Copyright
Anthony Dalzell, LL.B, LL.M
Area of Study: Private International Law/Conflict of Laws
University: University of Liverpool
Scholarship Year: 2012-2015
Description of Research: Private international law is the body of rules applied by the national courts when that court is seized of a case that contains a foreign element. The traditional aim of these rules is to accommodate the differences in legal systems and provide the parties with legal security and cross-national justice. The objective of the thesis is to explore the impact of European integration its implications on the rules of English private international law in civil and commercial cases. The fundamental premise is that an integrated European structure and its political priorities have changed the shape and function of this field of law. The research will explore the effect of this and the process of ‘Europeanization’, in particular, what the European regime provides in terms of security and justice to the parties.
Other information: Anthony graduated from Lancaster University in 2008 with a first class honours degree in Law. In 2009, he was awarded one of the Liverpool Law School Bursaries to complete an LL.M in International Business Law. During his LL.M, Anthony worked with the Liverpool Law Clinic, held a post as a Research Assistant to Professor John Harrington, acted as a representative on the Staff/Student Liaison Committee, and volunteered as an adviser for the Citizens Advice Bureau. Anthony passed the LL.M with distinction and was awarded the Law Clerk’s Society Prize for ‘outstanding performance on the LL.M’ and the Dr. Abla Mayss Prize for achieving the highest mark on the LL.M for the module ‘Conflict of Laws in Business and Commerce.’ He is currently pursuing his interest in the Commercial Conflict of Laws through his doctoral thesis at the University of Liverpool, where he also teaches Company Law and Criminal Evidence.