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Understanding the law of obligations : essays on contract, tort and restitution

Author: A S Burrows
Publisher: Oxford, England : Hart ; Evanston, Ill. : Distributed in the U.S. by Northwestern University Press, 1998.
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NEW in paperback From the Reviews of the hardback edition: This is a fascinating and thought-provoking collection of eight essays ... Taken together they represent a coherent and compelling exposition of the English law of obligations ... One is left with the picture of an [author] ... who remains a devotee of ""practical scholarship"" and the deductive technique of the common law and has a grasp on its intricacies  Read more...
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Burrows, A.S. (Andrew S.).
Understanding the law of obligations.
Oxford, England : Hart ; Evanston, Ill. : Distributed in the U.S. by Northwestern University Press, 1998
(OCoLC)39628575
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A S Burrows
ISBN: 9781847311429 1847311423
OCLC Number: 213494612
Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 223 pages)
Contents: Half Title Page; Title Page; Title verso; Contents; Foreword; Table of Cases; Table of Statutes and Supra-National Legislation; 1. Dividing the Law of Obligations; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. CONTRACT; 3. TORT; 4. RESTITUTION; 5. THE DIVISION BETWEEN CONTRACT AND TORT; 6. EQUITABLE WRONGS; 2. Solving the Problem of Concurrent Liability; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. ADVANTAGES; 3. CENTRAL THESIS; 4. SHOULD A PLAINTIFF BE ABLE TO ESCAPE FROM A BAD BARGAIN BY SUING THE DEFENDANT IN RESTITUTION FOR A FAILURE OF CONSIDERATION RATHER THAN SUING THE DEFENDANT FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT? 5. SHOULD A PLAINTIFF BE ABLE TO SUE THE DEFENDANT FOR THE TORT OF NEGLIGENCE RATHER THAN SUING THE DEFENDANT FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT?6. CONCLUSION; POSTSCRIPT; 3. Understanding the Law of Restitution: A Map Through the Thicket; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. WHAT IS THE LAW OF RESTITUTION ABOUT?; 3. THE RECOGNITION OF THE PRINCIPLE AGAINST UNJUST ENRICHMENT; 4. A QUARTET OF LEADING ANGLO-AUSTRALIAN CASES; 5. RESTITUTIONARY REMEDIES; 6. THE CONCEPTUAL STRUCTURE OR MAP OF RESTITUTION; 7. MORE DIFFICULT TERRAIN; 8. CONCLUSION; 4. Free Acceptance and the Law of Restitution. I. THE ATTACK AS A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE2. THE ATTACK THROUGH THE AUTHORITIES; 3. INCIDENTAL ADVANTAGE OF REMOVING FREE ACCEPTANCE; 4. A SECONDARY LINE OF ATTACK; CONCLUSION; 5. Restitution: Where do We Go From Here?; 1. WHERE HAVE WE GOT TO?; 2. HOW HAVE WE GOT HERE?; 3. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?; 6. In Defence of Tort; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. THE CENTRAL ATTACK ON TORT; 3. THE CENTRAL DEFENCE; 4. THE SCOPE OF THE TORT ATTACK: WHERE DOES IT STOP?; 5. WHAT SHOULD BE THE WAY FORWARD?; 6. CONCLUSION; 7. Legislative Reform of Remedies for Breach of Contract; 1. INTRODUCTION. 2. THE STRUCTURE OF THE ENGLISH LAW ON JUDICIAL REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT3. EXEMPLARY, RESTITUTIONARY, AND MENTAL DISTRESS DAMAGES FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT; 4. CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE AS A DEFENCE TO BREACH OF CONTRACT; 5. INTEREST ON LATE PAYMENT OF CONTRACTUAL DEBTS; 6. DAMAGES IN CONTRACTS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THIRD PARTIES; 7. PENALTY CLAUSES; 8. LIMITATION PERIODS; 9. REMOTENESS; 10. CONCLUSION; 8. Improving Contract and Tort: The View from the Law Commission; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS; 3. ON-GOING PROJECTS; 4. SOME POSSIBLE FUTURE PROJECTS; 5. CONCLUSION; Index.
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Through studies of the law of contract, tort and restitution, this text describes the law of obligations and how it is likely to develop in the future, providing a view of the main reforms needed.  Read more...

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