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Unjust Enrichment: A Critique of Birks's Formula

ISBN13: 9781509932245
To be Published: May 2025
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £70.00

This book challenges the orthodox approach to the analysis of unjust enrichment, developed by Peter Birks and adopted by the House of Lords and Supreme Court in a series of later decisions.

The book rejects the Birksian approach of adopting a top-down academic theory of unjust enrichment and ignoring the authorities which pre-date its adoption by the House of Lords. Instead, the book seeks to arrive at a theoretical understanding of unjust enrichment by tracing the historical development of this area of the law through the authorities and commentaries from the 18th century onwards, and analysing the reasoning of the judges and scholars.