This is a fresh series of concise study and revision guides for students of law. Private International Law Essential is an invaluable study guide for students. It provides up-to-date, concise and comprehensive coverage of private international law and is the ideal text for students who come new to the subject and for those preparing for exams. This book is also an excellent resource for those who need to refresh or update their knowledge. EU law in this area has influenced national law to a great extent, making this an essential area of study and of increasing importance to lawyers throughout the EU. This book provides a summary of the key elements and issues of PIL, as well as the statutes and Conventions (e.g. Brussels, Lugano) and EU Regulations applying throughout the UK. The book will also appeal to lawyers as a summary of PIL in UK jurisdictions. The aspects most specific to Scotland cover how jurisdiction is allocated in cases having both Scottish and other UK characteristics and how judgments issued in one UK jurisdiction can be recognised and enforced in another.