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Vol 21 No 10 Oct/Nov 2016

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The Principles of the Law of Restitution 3rd ed


ISBN13: 9780198726388
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199287536
Published: August 2015
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00
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The third edition of The Principles of the Law of Restitution brings this widely cited and influential volume fully up to date. It has been substantially rewritten to reflect the significant changes in the law of restitution and the expansion in the theoretical and critical commentary on the subject.

Following important decisions of the Supreme Court and other courts, large-scale changes have been made to the chapters on enrichment, at the expense of the claimant, mistake, claims against public authorities, and change of position. Additionally, this edition contains a new chapter on the operation of juridical bars on restitutionary claims.

References to developments in other jurisdictions have been expanded for this edition, reflecting the significance of these changes and how they assist in the interpretation of English law and provide a basis for criticising that law. Further, in the light of leading cases and the contributions of restitutionary scholars around the world, the author's views on specific controversial debates about the ambit, function, and interpretation of the subject have changed, sometimes radically.

One significant aspect of the book remains unchanged: the book continues to focus on the identification and analysis of the principles which underpin the law of restitution as a whole, but with reference to its three distinct parts: unjust enrichment, restitution for wrongs, and the vindication of property rights. This approach provides the reader with a peerless guide to the law of restitution.

Subjects:
Restitution
Contents:
1. The Essence Of Restitution
2. Themes And Controversies

Part II Unjust Enrichment
3. The Principle Of Unjust Enrichment
4. Enrichment
5. At The Expense Of The Claimant
6. Principles Underlying The Recognition Of The Grounds Of Restitution
7. Lawful Bases
8. Ignorance
9. Mistake
10. Compulsion
11. Exploitation
12. Necessity
13. Failure Of Basis
14. Incapacity
15. Restitution From Public Authorities

Part III Restitution For Wrongs
16. General Principles
17. Restitution For Torts
18. Restitution For Breach Of Contract
19. Restitution For Equitable Wrongdoing
20. Criminal Offences

Part IV Proprietary Restitutionary Claims
21. Establishing Proprietary Restitutionary Claims
22. Restitutionary Claims And Remedies To Vindicate Property Rights
23. The Defence Of Bona Fide Purchase

Part V General Defences To Restitutionary Claims
24. Fundamental Principles
25. Defences Arising From Changes In The Defendants Circumstances
26. Passing On And Mitigation Of Loss
27. Illegality
28. Incapacity
29. Limitation Periods And Laches