Foreign Law Ascertainment Act, 1861



An Act to afford Facilities for the better Ascertainment of the Law of Foriegn Countries when pleaded in Courts within Her Majesty's Dominions.[1] [17th May 1861.]

[Preamble recites 22 & 23 Vict. c. 63 and that it is expedient to afford the like facilities for the better ascertainment, in similar circumstances, of the law of any foreign country or state, with the Government of which Her Majesty may be pleased to enter into a convention for the purpose of mutually ascertaining the law of such foreign country when ‘pleaded in actions depending in any courts within Her Majesty's dominions and the law as administered in any part of Her Majesty's dominions when pleaded in actions depending in the courts of such foreign country or state.]

[1 Short title, “The Foreign Law Ascertainment Act, 1861” See 55 & 56 Vict. c. 10 ]