The Principles of the Law of Restitution by Graham Virgo

The Principles of the Law of Restitution

byGraham Virgo

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The third edition of The Principles of the Law of Restitution brings this widely cited and influential volume fully up to date. It has been substantially rewritten to reflect the significant changes in the law of restitution and the expansion in the theoretical and critical commentary on thesubject. Following important decisions of the Supreme Court and other courts, large-scale changes have been made to the chapters on enrichment, at the expense of the claimant, mistake, claims against public authorities, and change of position. Additionally, this edition contains a new chapter on theoperation of juridical bars on restitutionary claims. References to developments in other jurisdictions have been expanded for this edition, reflecting the significance of these changes and how they assist in the interpretation of English law and provide a basis for criticising that law. Further, inthe light of leading cases and the contributions of restitutionary scholars around the world, the author's views on specific controversial debates about the ambit, function, and interpretation of the subject have changed, sometimes radically. One significant aspect of the book remains unchanged: the book continues to focus on the identification and analysis of the principles which underpin the law of restitution as a whole, but with reference to its three distinct parts: unjust enrichment, restitution for wrongs, and the vindication ofproperty rights. This approach provides the reader with a peerless guide to the law of restitution.

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Graham Virgo is Professor in English Private Law at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. He is also a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. After graduating from Downing College in 1987, and studying for the BCL at Oxford, he lectured in criminal law, taxation, Equity and restitution. His main research interests ...
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Title:The Principles of the Law of RestitutionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:784 pagesPublished:September 10, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198726392

ISBN - 13:9780198726395

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