Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

Book of the Month

Cover of Goode on Commercial Law

Goode on Commercial Law

Edited by: Ewan McKendrick
Price: £170.00

Pupillage & Student Offers

Special Discounts for Pupils, Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Accessory Liability (eBook)

ISBN13: 9781849469579
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: eBook (ePub)
Price: £45.82 + £9.17 VAT
The amount of VAT charged may change depending on your location of use.

The sale of some eBooks are restricted to certain countries. To alert you to such restrictions, please select the country of the billing address of your credit or debit card you wish to use for payment.

Billing Country:

Sale allowed in
Afghanistan , Albania, Algeria, American Samoa, Andorra, Angola, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde (Cabo Verde), Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, China, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Colombia, Comoros, Congo, The Democratic Republic Of The, Cook Islands, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Curaçao, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), Faroe Islands, Fiji, Finland, France, French Guiana, French Polynesia, French Southern Territories, Gabon , Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Gibraltar, Greece, Greenland, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guam, Guatemala, Guernsey, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Heard Island and Mcdonald Islands, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Islamic Republic Of, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast (Côte d'Ivoire), Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea, Democratic Peoples Republic Of, Korea, Republic Of, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lao Peoples Democratic Republic , Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao, Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic Of, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Martinique, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mayotte, Mexico, Micronesia, Federated States Of, Moldova, Republic Of, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Montserrat, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Island, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, State of, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Helena , Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin (French part), Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Sint Maarten (Dutch part), Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, United Republic Of, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tokelau, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos Islands, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Virgin Islands (British), Virgin Islands (U.S.), Wallis and Futuna, Western Sahara, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Due to publisher restrictions, international orders for ebooks may need to be confirmed by our staff during shop opening hours. Our trading hours are Monday to Friday, 8.45am to 6.00pm, London, UK time.

Once the order is confirmed an automated e-mail will be sent to you to allow you to download the eBook.

All eBooks are supplied firm sale and cannot be returned. If you believe there is a fault with your eBook then contact us on ebooks@wildy.com and we will help in resolving the issue. This does not affect your statutory rights.

This eBook is available in the following formats: ePub.

In stock.
Need help with ebook formats?

Also available as

Accessory liability in the private law is of great importance. Claimants often bring claims against third parties who participate in wrongs. For example, the ‘direct wrongdoer’ may be insolvent, so a claimant might prefer a remedy against an accessory in order to obtain satisfactory redress. However, the law in this area has not received the attention it deserves.

The criminal law recognises that any person who ‘aids, abets, counsels or procures’ any offence can be punished as an accessory, but the private law is more fragmented. One reason for this is a tendency to compartmentalise the law of obligations into discrete subjects, such as contract, trusts, tort and intellectual property.

This book suggests that by looking across such boundaries in the private law, the nature and principles of accessory liability can be better understood and doctrinal confusion regarding the elements of liability, defences and remedies resolved.

Criminal Law, Tort Law, eBooks
1. Introduction
I. What is Accessory Liability?
II. Why is Accessory Liability Important?
III. Doctrinal Difficulties in the Law of Obligations
IV. Looking Across the Legal Landscape
V. Approach of the Book

2. Fundamentals
I. Principles Underpinning Accessory Liability
II. Conduct Element
III. Mental Element
IV. Nature of Accessory Liability
V. Distinguishing Accessory Liability

3. Crime
I. Scope of Accessory Liability
II. Primary Offence
III. Conduct Element
IV. Mental Element
V. Defences
VI. Nature of Liability
VII. Rationales of Liability
VIII. Conclusions

4. Equity
I. Seeds of Confusion: The Effect of Barnes v Addy
II. A New Start: Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd v Tan
III. Primary Wrong: Breach of Contract
IV. Conduct Element
V. Mental Element
VI. Explaining Accessory Liability
VII. What Shape should Accessory Liability Take?

5. Contract
I. The Leading Case: Lumley v Gye
II. Accessory Liability Recognised: OBG Ltd v Allan
III. Primary Wrong
IV. Conduct Element
V. Mental Element
VI. Explaining Accessory Liability
VII. Against Accessory Liability: Defending Breach of Contract
VIII. What Shape should Accessory Liability Take?

6. Tort
I. Mapping Accessory Liability in Tort Law
II. Primary Wrong
III. Conduct Element
IV. Mental Element
V. Explaining Liability
VI. What Shape should Accessory Liability Take?

7. Defences
I. Defences Available to the Primary Wrongdoer
II. Justification
III. Withdrawal
IV. Limitation
V. Conclusion

8. Remedies
I. ‘Secondary’ Liability Exposed
II. Compensation
III. Gain-based Awards
IV. Hypothetical Bargain Measure of Damages
V. Contribution
VI. Punitive Damages
VII. Injunction
VIII. Combining Remedies

9. Conclusions
I. ‘Knowing Assistance’
II. A Standard Approach Across All Obligations
III. The Nature of Accessory Liability
IV. A Narrow But Coherent Law of Accessory Liability