The Common Law of Obligations by John CookeThe Common Law of Obligations by John Cooke

The Common Law of Obligations

byJohn Cooke, David Oughton

Paperback | August 15, 2000

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The Common Law of Obligations provides coverage of the history of obligations and its underlying principles, remedies, negation of liability and specific obligations. The book draws out the common themes that exist between traditional tort and contract courses, whilst the elements pertainingto the law of restitution are also included.
John Cooke LLB, MPhil, Barrister; Principal Lecturer in Law, Liverpool John Moores University David Oughton, Department of Law, De Montfort University
Title:The Common Law of ObligationsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:738 pages, 9.76 × 6.22 × 1.38 inPublished:August 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0406904146

ISBN - 13:9780406904140


Table of Contents

Part I.General principlesSection A.The common law in context1. Historical background to the common law2. The intellectual background to the classical contract theory3. Classical law of contract4. Changing valuesSection B.Principles of the law of obligations5. The strands of the common law of obligations6. Promissory liability in exchange relationships7. The ascription of responsibility in exchange relationships8. Compensation for wrongful harm - general principles9. Compensation for wrongful harm - physical damage10. Damage to economic interests11. Non-exchange relationships and benefits received12. Standard of liabilitySection C.Remedies13. Withholding contractual performance14. Compelling performance15. Non-compensatory damages16. Compensatory damages I - factors limiting an award17. Compensatory damages II - quantum of damages18. Restitutionary remedies19. Limitation of actionsSection D.Negation of liability20. Fault of the plaintiff21. Illegality and public policy22. Negation of liability by consent23. Risk-allocation24. UnconscionabilityPart II.Specific obligations25. Liability for defective products26. Defective services27. Employers' liability28. Liability arising out of land ownership and occupation I - premises29. Liability arising out of land ownership and occupation II - disputes between neighboursIndex