The Law of Restitution

Paperback | January 9, 2011

byAndrew Burrows

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Andrew Burrows continues to provide an authoritative account of the law of restitution in the third edition of this highly-praised textbook. Fully revised and updated, this edition includes a wealth of new cases and academic thinking in addition to thorough examination of the subject as awhole. As with previous editions, the author's expert analysis and clarity of style will be invaluable to students and practitioners with an interest in this area of law.

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Andrew Burrows continues to provide an authoritative account of the law of restitution in the third edition of this highly-praised textbook. Fully revised and updated, this edition includes a wealth of new cases and academic thinking in addition to thorough examination of the subject as awhole. As with previous editions, the author's ...

Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (hon) is Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of St. Hugh's College. He is also a Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, and Honorary Director of the Oxford Law Foundation. He was formerly Law Commissioner for England and Wales 1994-1999.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:728 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.07 inPublished:January 9, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199296529

ISBN - 13:9780199296521

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Part One - Fundamental Ideas1. Introduction to unjust enrichment and restitution2. Competing theories3. Benefit4. At the expense of the claimant5. Unjust factors or absence of basis?6. Tracing7. Subrogation8. Proprietary restitutionPart Two - Unjust Factors9. Mistake10. Duress11. Undue influence12. Exploitation of weakness13. Incapacity as a ground for restitution14. Failure of consideration15. Ignorance16. Legal compulsion: compulsory discharge of another's liability17. Necessity18. Illegality as a ground for restitution19. Ultra vires demands by public authoritiesPart Three - Defences20. Change of position, estoppel and agency21. Other defencesPart Four - Restitution For Wrongs22. Introduction to restitution for wrongs23. Restitution for torts24. Restitution for breach of contract25. Restitution for equitable wrongs26. Defences to restitution for wrongsPart Five - Conflict Of Laws27. Conflict of laws