The Conflict of Laws

Although we say that all persons must be national subjects of some state or other, it is true that due to upheavals of the war there are some unfortunate stateless persons who have been disowned by or expelled from, their country of birth and origin (Barker and Padfield, p 75).Nationality is of great importance in fostering the freedom and rights of individuals in public law. Thus, British citizens enjoy universal freedom, for instance, the right to vote at local and parliamentary elections. Aliens in Britain have no much right. They are subject to certain restrictions concerning entry into the United Kingdom and employment after entry. furthermore, they must register certain particulars with the police (Briggs, p 123). Citizens of the European Union, however, have a right to freedom of movement within the state ad are not subject to the same restrictions as other aliens. Apart from these requirements, English law treats aliens in much the same way as ordinary British subjects: for example, they are subject to the same rules of criminal law and the same laws of tort and contract (Barker and Padfield, p 75).Domicile is quite different from the concept of nationality. Thus, a person may be a British subject and yet be domiciled. Domicile is the legal relationship between an individual and a legal system of territory. The concept of domicile, under English law, involves two elements: actual residence. and the intention to remain in that place or country. Where these two elements co-exist, a person is said to have a domicile in that country.When a person gets domiciled in the United Kingdom, certain assets are protected from the claim of their creditors. Such assets include their homestead, retirement plans, life insurance, annuities, assets held in a properly structured corporation, Limited Liability Company, and certain types of partnerships and, in many cases, wage accounts. This protection is generally unlimited. however many disadvantages of asset protection are not available or are limited when personal bankruptcy is involved (Briggs, p 123).

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