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The second edition of Sarah Worthington's Equity sets out the basic principles of equity, illustrated by both historical and contemporary examples of their operation. The book describes equity's role in creating different rights and obligations, remedies, and procedures from those provided by the common law itself.
Worthington provides a complete reworking of the material traditionally described as Equity. In doing this, she provides a comprehensive examination of the fundamental principles underpinning Equity's most significant incursions into the modern law of property, contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. More importantly, she exposes the possibilities, and the need, for coherent substantive integration of Common Law and Equity. Such integration is perceived as crucial to the continuing success of the modern common law legal system. Whilst this book is, on the one hand, an accessible and elementary exploration of Equity's place in our legal system, it also addresses the most taxing and controversial questions which our dual system of law and equity raises.
The second edition has been thoroughly updated to include significant cases from the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords that are material to the legal ideas discussed. Selective references to significant key cases and commentary have been incorporated throughout to provide additional guidance for students wishing to pursue the issues in more detail.
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