Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Foreign Law

Foreign Law is a question of fact, and by a statute passed in the twenty-fourth year of the present reign, the High Court of Justice may remit a case with queries to foreign courts of the countries with which a convention shall have been entered into for the purpose by the British Crown, for ascertainment of the foreign law, and may apply the opinion obtained to the facts of the case. But if no convention has been entered into, this Act is inoperative.