The Modern Law of Estoppel by Elizabeth Cooke

The Modern Law of Estoppel

byElizabeth Cooke

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The law of estoppel by representation concerns those critical circumstances when the law will not allow a person to go back on what he has previously said. We might call it the law of consistency. It has developed, from very simple origins, into a complex of ideas, which have proved to be ofgreat practical importance in areas as diverse as land law, contract, and family law. Development continues, as does the interaction with other areas; changes in recent years in the law's conception of contract, and in its approach to problems of family property, as well as the growth of the law ofrestitution, have all had their impact on estoppel. The Modern Law of Estoppel seeks to explore, explain, and criticize the law of estoppel; to present a logical structure for it; and in particular to analyse the concept of `unconscionability', which is now seen as a basis for the law.

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Elizabeth Cooke is Lecturer in Law at Reading University
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Title:The Modern Law of EstoppelFormat:HardcoverPublished:February 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198262221

ISBN - 13:9780198262220

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1. Introduction2. The formal estoppels3. The development of estoppel4. A new framework for estoppel5. The representation6. Would it be unconscionable . . . ?7. The response to estoppel8. Conclusions

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`this book is an immensely rich source of meterial on estoppel, and will be an enormous value to practioners and academics alike'Trust Law International vol15, No1 2001