English Private Law: Main Volumes and Second Cumulative Updating Supplement

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This unique work provides an accessible first point of reference on English private law for lawyers in the UK and throughout the world. Packed within its 2,000 pages, users will find a lucid, concise yet immensely authoritative account of all of the key areas of private law. Included in thisthree-volume set is the second cumulative supplement which brings the work completely up to date to January 2004.Edited by the Regius Professor of Civil Law at Oxford University, Peter Birks, each section is written by an acknowledged expert, bringing to bear their experience and understanding to provide a clear distillation and analysis of the relevant subject.Coverage is broad and carefully structured, with chapters grouped into five main parts: sources of law; law of persons; law of property; law of obligations; and litigation. In each case, leading experts expound the law in their own specialist area, for instance: Dr Stephen Cretney - Family Law;Professor W.R. Cornish - Intellectual Property; Professor Sir Guenter Treitel - Contract; Professor Mark Freedland - Employment; Professor Norman Palmer - Bailment; Professor Francis Reynolds - Agency, and Carriage of Goods; Professor Peter Birks - Unjust Enrichment. The format of the supplementcomplements the main work for ease of reference.English Private Law is establishing itself as a cornerstone of all legal reference libraries, both practitioner and academic, in the UK and around the world. Practitioners rely upon it as an authoritative yet accessible first source of reference on substantive English law. Academics turn to it as adistillation of the learning of many of the leading English law scholars. Overseas lawyers find it a convenient 'one-stop' solution to their need for a holding on English law.

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This unique work provides an accessible first point of reference on English private law for lawyers in the UK and throughout the world. Packed within its 2,000 pages, users will find a lucid, concise yet immensely authoritative account of all of the key areas of private law. Included in thisthree-volume set is the second cumulative sup...

Peter Birks was the Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College. He was made an Honorary Queen's Counsel in 1995 and was a fellow of the British Academy.

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Format:OtherDimensions:2350 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 5.3 inPublished:December 22, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199271526

ISBN - 13:9780199271528

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VOLUME IPart 1 Sources of Law1. Professor John Bell: Sources of LawPart 2 The Law of Persons2. Dr Stephen Cretney: Family3. Dr Charles Mitchell: Companies and Other AssociationsPart 3 The Law of Property4. William Swadling: Property: General Principles5. Associate Professor Lionel Smith: Security6. Professor William Cornish: Intellectual Property7. Professor Roger Kerridge: SuccessionIndexVOLUME IIPart 4 The Law of Obligations8. Professor Sir Guenter Treitel: Contract: General Rules9. Professor Francis Reynolds: Agency and Representation10. Professor Ewan McKendrick: Sale of Goods11. Professor Francis Reynolds: Carriage of Goods by Sea12. Professor Mark Freedland: Employment13. Professor Norman Palmer: Bailment14. John Davies: Tort15. Professor Peter Birks and Dr Charles Mitchell: Unjust EnrichmentPart 5 Litigation16. Professor Michael Bridge: Insolvency17. Adrian Briggs: Private International Law18. Professor Andrew Burrows: Judicial Remedies19. Neil Andrews: Civil ProcedureBibliographyIndexSECOND CUMULATIVE SUPPLEMENTThe supplement follows the same structure as the main work, with each contributor providing updates to their chapter(s), carefully referenced to the relevant paragraphs of the main work.

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`This is, as far as scope and status are concerned, an institutional work in the great tradition ultimately based on Gaius' Institutes. It fills one of the most lamentable gaps in the modern European law library; and it will do more than any other to make English private law accessible tocontinental lawyers.'Prof. Dr. Reinhard Zimmermann