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Vol 21 No 11 Nov/Dec 2016

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This book is now Out of Print.
A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Unjust Enrichment 2nd ed isbn 9780199276981

Unjust Enrichment

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Peter BirksRegius Professor of Civil Law, All Souls College, University of Oxford

ISBN13: 9780199269686
ISBN: 0199269688
New Edition ISBN: 0199276986
Published: October 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print



This new book, written by the editor of the Clarendon Law Series, is a tightly structured, clear and concise account of the law of unjust enrichment, and attempts to move away from the usage of obscure terminology inherited from the past. Over the past half-century the law of restitution has made great progress and is now widely accepted as being an indispensible core subject of the common law. However, there is still further progress to be made and this text is the first book in England to switch from restitution to unjust enrichment, and from response to event. It organises modern law around five simple questions: Was the defendent enriched? If so, was it at the claimant's expense? If so, was it unjust? The claimant must then ask what kind of rights he has and the defences he may face. This book provides a concise and stimulating introduction to the subject that will be ideal for students and specialists.

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Contents:
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION; 1. A Core Case; 2. Three Maps
PART TWO: ENRICHMENT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE CLAIMANT; 3. Enrichment; 4. At the Expense of the Claimant
PART THREE: UNJUST; 5. Changing Direction; 6. Absence of Basis
PART FOUR: THE RIGHT TO RESTITUTION; 7. Rights in personam; 8. Rights in rem
PART FIVE: DEFENCES; 9. Disenrichment and Disimpoverishment; 10. Unjust-Related Defences
PART SIX: COMPETING TERMINOLOGY; 11. Competing Generics; 12. Persistent Fragments