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This book contains a comprehensive discussion of relevant Australian,New Zealand and English developments at common law and in equity with particular emphasis on Australian and New Zealand precedent and statute law.
The topics that are considered include restitution of benefits conferred by mistake, in necessitous circumstances or under compulsion; recoupment for discharging another's debts or liabilities and the doctrines of subrogation and contribution, and restitution of benefits derived from ineffective transactions or relationships or from contractual transactions that have been affected by mistake, frustration, illegality, wrongful repudiation and misrepresentation.
It also includes a discussion of restitution of illicit gains derived from transactions affected by duress, undue influence, other unconscionable behaviour and those involving a breach of fiduciary obligation, tortious or criminal wrongdoing.