F.A. Mann is considered to be one of the finest British lawyers of this century, esteemed as an international jurist and as a practising solicitor. He combined a thriving and prestigious practice with a prolific output of writing and teaching, with much of his work centering on the inter-relationship of international and national law. Among his publications are Studies in International Law (OUP, 1973), Further Studies in International Law (OUP, 1990), and Foreign Affairs in English Courts (OUP, 1986). He died in September 1991, whilst at work on the proofs of the fifth edition of his virtually canical work, The Legal Aspect of Money Notes and Comments on Cases in International Law represents some of the finest of his writing on such diverse topics as Anglo-American Legal Harmony, Bills of Exchange and the Conflict of Laws, the Spycatcher case, Austrian Nationality, and English Procedural Law and Foreign Arbitrations. Throughout his career his case tes were regarded as models of intellectual acuity: constantly stimulating and rigorous in their analysis and style. This new collection of his work will gain a fresh audience for his writing, and should be found on the bookshelves of every lawyer with a serious interest in international law.
F. A. Mann (deceased) C.B.E., F.B.A., Q.C. (Hon), LL.D (Lond), Dr. Jur. (Berlin), Hon. D.C.L. (Oxford). Hon. Dr. Jur. (Kiel and Zurich) Honorary Bencher of Gray's Inn, Member of the Institut de Droit International, Honorary Member of the American Society of International Law, Honorary Professor of Law in the University of Bonn, Solicitor of the Supreme Court, London; formerly Consultant to Messrs. Herbert Smith, London