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Private Law in the 21st Century

Edited by: Kit Barker, Karen Fairweather, Ross Grantham

ISBN13: 9781509908585
Published: November 2016
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £110.00



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This book brings together a wide range of contributors from across the common law world to identify and debate the principal moral and systemic challenges that are likely to face private law in the remaining part of the twenty-first century.

The various contributions identify serious problems relating to complexity and overload, threats to research and education, the law's unintelligibility, the unsatisfactory nature of the law reform process and a general lack of public engagement. They consider the respective future roles of statutes, codes, and judge-made law (in the form of both common law and equitable rules).

They consider how best to organise the private law system internally, and how to co-ordinate it externally with other public and economic systems (human rights, regulation, insurance markets and social security frameworks). They address the challenges for private law presented by new forms technology, and by modern demands for the protection of new and intangible forms of moral interest, such as interests in privacy, 'vindication' and 'personal choice'.

They also engage with the critical contemporary debates about access to, and the privatisation of, civil justice. The work will be an important source of inspiration and reference to private lawyers, as well as legislators, policy-makers and students.

Subjects:
General Interest
Contents:
Part I: Agendas and Predictions
1. Private Law as a Complex System: Agendas for the Twenty-First Century
Kit Barker
2. Challenges for Private Law in the Twenty-First Century
Andrew Burrows
3. Rationalising Tort Law for the Twenty-First Century
Ken Oliphant
4. The Challenges of Private Law: A Research Agenda for an Autonomy-Based Private Law
Hanoch Dagan
5. 'The Steaming Lungs of a Pigeon': Predicting the Direction of Australian Contract Law in the Next 25 Years
Warren Swain

Part II: Legislation, Codification and the Role of the Common Law
6. Codification of Private Law: Scots Law at the Crossroads of Common and Civil law
Martin A Hogg
7. Power Failure? The Distracting Effect of Legislation on Common Law Torts
Wendy Bonython
8. Constructive Trusteeship: The Perils of Statutory Formulae
Darryn Jensen

Part III: Complex Systems and Interactions
9. Fusing the Equitable Function in Private Law
Henry E Smith
10. Dealing with Complexity: Different Approaches to Explaining Accessory Liability
Joachim Dietrich
11. The Challenges Presented by Fundamental Rights to Private Law
Hugh Collins
12. The Limits of Technocracy: Private Law's Future in the Regulatory State
TT Arvind and Joanna Gray
13. Common Law and the Constraint of Financial Markets: Credit Rating Agencies as a Test Case
Joshua Getzler and Alexandra Whelan
14. Apologies as 'Canaries'-Tortious Liability in Negligence and Insurance in the Twenty-First Century
Prue Vines
15. When Lump Sums Run Out: Disputes at the Borderlines of Tort Law, Injury Compensation and Social Security
Genevieve Grant, Kylie Burns, Rosamund Harrington, Prue Vines, Elizabeth Kendall and Annick Maujean

Part IV: New Remedies, Technologies and Intangible Interests
16. 'I'll Perform If and When You Do': Non-Performance and the Suspension of Contractual Duties
Andrew Tettenborn
17. Vindicatory Damages
James Edelman
18. Persuasive Technologies: From Loss of Privacy to Loss of Autonomy
Eliza Mik
19. Snooping: How Should Damages be Assessed for Harmless Breaches of Privacy?
Erika Chamberlain
20. Compensating Injury to Autonomy: A Conceptual and Normative Analysis
Tsachi Keren-Paz
21. Matter over Mind: Tort Law's Treatment of Emotional Injury
Anne Schuurman and Zoë Sinel
22. The Interaction Between Defamation and Privacy
David Rolph
23. Making Amends by Apologising for Defamatory Publications: Developments in the Twenty-First Century
Robyn Carroll and Jeffrey Berryman

Part V: Process Challenges and the Privatisation of Justice
24. Tort and Neo-liberalism
Annette Morris
25. Reforming Australian Litigation Lawyers: Educational Impacts of Civil Procedural Laws and Judicial Activism
Francesca Bartlett
26. Private Law in the Age of the 'Vanishing Trial'
Carlo Vittorio Giabardo

Series: Hart Studies in Private Law

Resulting Trusts ISBN 9781849465489
To be published June 2018
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Accessory Liability ISBN 9781509914104
To be published April 2017
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Equitable Compensation and Disgorgement of Profit ISBN 9781509901456
Published February 2017
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£80.00
Tort Law and Human Rights 2nd ed ISBN 9781841139074
Published December 2016
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Tort Law and Human Rights 2nd ed (eBook) ISBN 9781509913176
Published December 2016
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Private Law in the 21st Century (eBook) ISBN 9781509908592
Published November 2016
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Negligence and Illegality ISBN 9781509906666
Published November 2016
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Negligence and Illegality (eBook) ISBN 9781509906673
Published November 2016
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A Theory of Tort Liability (eBook) ISBN 9781509903191
Published June 2016
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A Theory of Tort Liability ISBN 9781509903184
Published June 2016
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Tort Law Defences ISBN 9781509905027
Published April 2016
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Evidential Uncertainty in Causation in Negligence (eBook) ISBN 9781509900336
Published March 2016
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Evidential Uncertainty in Causation in Negligence ISBN 9781849467049
Published March 2016
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Defences in Unjust Enrichment ISBN 9781849467254
Published January 2016
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Defences in Unjust Enrichment (eBook) ISBN 9781782256359
Published January 2016
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Contractual Indemnities ISBN 9781509905010
Published December 2015
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Accessory Liability (eBook) ISBN 9781849469579
Published January 2015
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Accessory Liability ISBN 9781849462877
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Contractual Indemnities (eBook) ISBN 9781782253891
Published April 2014
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Contractual Indemnities ISBN 9781849462907
Published April 2014
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Law of Private Nuisance (eBook) ISBN 9781782253402
Published September 2013
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Law of Private Nuisance ISBN 9781849465069
Published September 2013
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Iniuria and the Common Law (eBook) ISBN 9781782253389
Published August 2013
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Iniuria and the Common Law ISBN 9781849465038
Published August 2013
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Tort Law Defences (eBook) ISBN 9781782251897
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Tort Law Defences ISBN 9781849462914
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Restitution of Overpaid Tax (eBook) ISBN 9781782251224
Published April 2013
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Restitution of Overpaid Tax ISBN 9781849461733
Published April 2013
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Informal Carers and Private Law ISBN 9781849462815
Published December 2012
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Informal Carers and Private Law (eBook) ISBN 9781782250470
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Enrichment in the Law of Unjust Enrichment and Restitution ISBN 9781849463294
Published July 2012
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Enrichment in the Law of Unjust Enrichment and Restitution (eBook) ISBN 9781847319722
Published July 2012
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Accounting for Profit for Breach of Contract: Theory and Practice ISBN 9781849462518
Published May 2012
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