Defences in Unjust Enrichment

Defences in Unjust Enrichment

Author: Andrew Dyson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782256366

Category: Law

Page: 452

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This book is the second in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in unjust enrichment. The essays are written from a range of perspectives and methodologies. Some are doctrinal, others are theoretical, and several offer comparative insights. The most important defence in this area of the law, change of position, is addressed in detail, but many other defences are treated too, as well as the interrelations between these defences within the law of unjust enrichment. The essays offer novel claims and ways of looking at problems in this challenging area of legal study.

Defences in Unjust Enrichment

Defences in Unjust Enrichment

Author: Andrew Dyson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782256359

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 226

This book is the second in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in unjust enrichment. The essays are written from a range of perspectives and methodologies. Some are doctrinal, others are theoretical, and several offer comparative insights. The most important defence in this area of the law, change of position, is addressed in detail, but many other defences are treated too, as well as the interrelations between these defences within the law of unjust enrichment. The essays offer novel claims and ways of looking at problems in this challenging area of legal study.

Defences in Tort

Defences in Tort

Author: Andrew Dyson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782255420

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 624

This book is the first in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in tort. The essays range from those adopting a primarily doctrinal approach to others that examine the law from a more theoretical or historical perspective. Some essays focus on individual defences, while some are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of tort law as a whole. A number of the essays also draw upon concepts and literature that have been developed mainly in relation to the criminal law, and consider their application to tort law. The essays make several original contributions to this complex, important but neglected field of academic enquiry.

Defences in Contract

Defences in Contract

Author: Andrew Dyson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509902149

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 745

This book is the third in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in contract. The essays range from those adopting a predominantly black-letter approach to others that examine the law from a more theoretical or historical perspective. Some essays focus on individual defences, while others are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of contract law generally. One goal of the book is to determine what light can be shed on contract law doctrines by analysing them through the lens of defences. The contributors – judges and academics – are all leading jurists. The essays are addressed to all of the major common law jurisdictions.

The Foundations of Unjust Enrichment

The Foundations of Unjust Enrichment

Author: Peter Birks

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 0864734301

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 999

Six public lectures given by Peter Birks when he was the Centennial Visiting Fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School in August and September 1999.

Defences in Equity

Defences in Equity

Author: Paul S Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509921010

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 946

This book is the fourth in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in equity. The essays range from those adopting a mainly doctrinal perspective to others that explore the law from a more philosophical perspective. Some essays concentrate on specific defences, while others are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of the law of equity generally. One aim of the book is to shed light on equitable doctrines by analysing them through the lens of defences. The essays offer original contributions to this complex, important but neglected field of scholarly investigation. The contributors – judges, practitioners and academics – are all distinguished jurists. The essays are addressed to all of the major common law jurisdictions.

Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution

Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution

Author: Elise Bant

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788114264

Category: Law

Page: 544

View: 804

This comprehensive yet accessible Research Handbook offers an expert guide to the key concepts, principles and debates in the modern law of unjust enrichment and restitution.

Unjust Enrichment

Unjust Enrichment

Author: Peter Birks

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191018855

Category: Law

Page: 360

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This new edition of Unjust Enrichment by the editor of the Clarendon Law Series, is a fully updated, clear and concise account of the law of unjust enrichment. It attempts to move away from the use of obscure terminology inherited from the past. This text is the first book to insist on the switch from restitution to unjust enrichment, from response to event. It organises modern law around five simple questions: Was the defendant enriched? If so, was it at the claimant's expense? If so, was it unjust? The fourth question is then what kind of right the claimant has, and the fifth is whether the defendant has any defences. This second edition was revised and updated by Peter Birks before his death from cancer on 6 July 2004 at the age of 62. It represents the final thinking of the world's leading authority on the subject.

The Defence of Passing On

The Defence of Passing On

Author: Michael Rush

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847312709

Category: Law

Page: 256

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The identity and existence of a loss-based defence in the law of unjust enrichment is disputed. Widely known as 'passing on', but better identified as 'disimpoverishment', this defence has generated confusion and disagreement across and within England, Australia, Canada and the United States of America. This book seeks to address these problems in three ways. First, by providing a solution to the defence's terminological problems and presenting a coherent picture of the current state of the law. Secondly, by examining whether a defendant's unjust enrichment can be said to have come 'at the expense of' a claimant when a third party has borne the cost of that enrichment. Put another way, whether awards of restitution are, or should be, restricted by the value of a claimant's loss. And finally, by analyzing the reasons in favour of accepting or rejecting a loss-based defence in the law of unjust enrichment. Numerous scholarly textbooks and law journals have devoted space to these issues. This work, however, has tended to focus narrowly on either particular cases or sets of issues. This book seeks to address this deficiency by collating, and providing total coverage of, the controversies and questions pertaining to a loss-based defence in the law of unjust enrichment.This work will be essential reading for anyone interested in the law of restitution, and in its relationship with other areas of private law.

The Restatement Third: Restitution and Unjust Enrichment

The Restatement Third: Restitution and Unjust Enrichment

Author: Charles Mitchell

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781782251378

Category: Law

Page: 338

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The publication of the Restatement Third: Unjust Enrichment and Restitution by the American Law Institute in July 2010 was an event of major importance, not only for the development of the law of unjust enrichment in the US, but also for global scholarship relating to this area of private law. The Restatement First appeared in 1937, and the Restatement Second was abandoned; hence the Restatement Third is the most significant survey of the American law on this topic for over 70 years. Private law has been a comparatively neglected area of study in US law schools for several decades, and this is particularly true of the law of unjust enrichment. However, the appearance of the Restatement Third has prompted a renewal of interest in the subject among US scholars, and it is hoped that the present volume of essays will contribute to this revival, while reflecting on the lessons to be learned from the Restatement by other legal systems. Featuring the work of leading scholars from the UK, Germany, South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong and Australia, the essays undertake critical and comparative analysis of the Restatement, and offer fresh insights into the rules that it articulates.

The Illegality Defence

The Illegality Defence

Author: Great Britain. Law Commission

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 011840461X

Category: Political Science

Page: 174

View: 526

This Consultation Paper gives provisional recommendations on whether a claimant who has been involved in illegal conduct should be entitled to enforce a claim in contract, unjust enrichment, trusts and tort. It follows earlier consultation papers on illegality in contacts and trusts (LCCP 154, 1999, 9780117302396) and the illegality defence in tort (LCCP 160, 2001, ISBN 9780117302457). How should the law respond if a claimant has been involved in some form of illegal conduct? Should this prevent the claimant winning his or her claim? It is difficult to set out hard and fast rules as the illegality defence may be used against claimants in such a wide variety of contexts. The courts have attempted to lay down a series of rules to apply in different circumstances. The result is a body of law which is uncertain and sometimes arbitrary, occasionally producing results which may appear unduly harsh or not harsh enough. The Commission believes that, in most areas of the law, it is up to the courts to develop clear, fair law, based on a set of policy rationales. Judges should base their decisions directly on the policies that underlie the illegality defence and explain their reasoning accordingly. The Commission makes proposals on what those policies should be. There is one area in which the Commission does not think that judicial clarification is possible: where a trust has been set up to hide true ownership for criminal purposes. The Commission feels that statutory reform is needed here, and is in the process of preparing a draft Bill which will be presented with the final report later this year.

Apportionment in Private Law

Apportionment in Private Law

Author: Kit Barker

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509917495

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 462

This collection of essays investigates the way in which modern private law apportions responsibility between multiple parties who are (or may be) responsible for the same legal event. It examines both doctrines and principles that share responsibility between plaintiffs and defendants, on the one hand, and between multiple defendants, on the other. The doctrines examined include those 'originating' doctrines which operate to create shared liabilities in the first place (such as vicarious and accessorial liability); and, more centrally, those doctrines that operate to distribute the liabilities and responsibilities so created. These include the doctrine of contributory (comparative) negligence, joint and several (solidary) liability, contribution, reimbursement, and 'proportionate' liability, as well as defences and principles of equitable 'allowance' that permit both losses and gains to be shared between parties to civil proceedings. The work also considers the principles which apportion liability between multiple defendants and insurers in cases in which the cause, or timing, of a particular loss is hard to determine. The contributions to this volume offer important perspectives on the law in the UK, USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, as well as a number of civilian jurisdictions. They explicate the main rules and trends and offer critical insights on the growth and distribution of shared responsibilities from a number of different perspectives – historical, comparative, empirical, doctrinal and philosophical.