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Gifts : a study in comparative law

Author: Richard Hyland
Publisher: Oxford ; Toronto : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gifts: A Study in Comparative Law is the first broad-based study of the law governing the giving and revocation of gifts ever attempted. By observing the social and customary norms of gift-giving  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Hyland
ISBN: 9780199843480 0199843481 9780195343366 0195343360
OCLC Number: 833114612
Notes: 1st printing in paperback, 2011.
Description: xxi, 708 p
Contents: Acknowledgments ; Chapter 1 The Context of Gift Law ; A. Notions of the Gift ; B. Approaches to Gift giving ; Chapter 2 A Flexible Methodology for Comparative Law ; A. A Critique of Functionalism ; B. A Common Sense Approach to the Law of Gifts ; Chapter 3 The Legal Concept of the Gift ; A. Gratuitousness ; B. The Subjective Factors: Agreement and Donative Intent ; C. An Inter Vivos Transfer ; D. The Gift Object ; Chapter 4 Gift Capacity ; A. The Capacity of the Donor ; B. The Capacity of the Donee ; Chapter 5 The Gift Promise ; A. Introduction ; B. Circumstances Permitting Enforcement ; C. Gift Promise Formalities and the Executed Gift ; D. Defenses and Other Limitations ; Chapter 6 Making the Gift ; A. The Disposition ; B. Acceptance ; C. Perfection ; Chapter 7 Revocation ; A. The Principle of Irrevocability ; B. Circumstances Permitting Revocation ; Chapter 8 The Place of the Gift in the Private Law ; A. Gift as Contract ; B. Other Legal Characterizations ; C. Beyond the Reach of the Law ; Index
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