Equity

Paperback | August 17, 2006

bySarah Worthington

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This second edition of Sarah Worthington's Equity maintains the clear ambitions of the first. It sets out the basic principles of equity, and illustrates them by reference to commercial and domestic examples of their operation. The book comprehensively and succinctly describes the role ofequity in creating and developing rights and obligations, remedies and procedures that differ in important ways from those provided by the common law itself. Worthington delivers a complete reworking of the material traditionally described as equity. In doing this, she provides a thorough examination of the fundamental principles underpinning equity's most significant incursions into the modern law of property, contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. Inaddition, she exposes the possibilities, and the need, for coherent substantive integration of common law and equity. Such integration she perceives as crucial to the continuing success of the modern common law legal system. This book provides an accessible and elementary exploration of equity'splace in our modern legal system, whilst also tackling the most taxing and controversial questions which our dual system of law and equity raises. The second edition now includes footnote references to the leading cases in the area. Each chapter also provides a short list of key cases, and a selective biography chosen for its ability to provoke debate about the principal controversies exposed in the chapter. These additions are designed toguide and stimulate students and practitioners in their engagement with the subject.

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This second edition of Sarah Worthington's Equity maintains the clear ambitions of the first. It sets out the basic principles of equity, and illustrates them by reference to commercial and domestic examples of their operation. The book comprehensively and succinctly describes the role ofequity in creating and developing rights and obl...

Sarah Worthington is Deputy Director and Professor of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Prior to joining the LSE, she taught at Birbeck College, London, and at the University of Melbourne.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.83 inPublished:August 17, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199290504

ISBN - 13:9780199290505

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Dual Legal Systems: Common Law and Equity2. Legal Systems and Legal RightsProperty3. Creating Property4. Amplifying Property RightsCivil Wrongs5. Restricting Personal Autonomy6. Supplementing Civil WrongsContract7. Reviewing Promises8. Enforcing PromisesUnjust Enrichment9. Correcting Misconceived TransfersConclusion10. Moving Forward - Integrating Equity

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"An excellent example of Worthington's lucid style is provided by her exposition of 'mere equity', a concept that most law students (and, I am sure, many equity and property lawyers) struggle to come to grips with." Common Law World Review