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Mapping the law : essays in memory of Peter Birks

Author: Peter Birks; A S Burrows; Alan Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Mapping the Law' covers topics such as aspects of unjust enrichment, tracing, damages & compensation, undue influence, property law, insolvency, equity & trusts, Roman law, & legal history. This collection of essays on private law & legal history celebrates the life & work of Peter Birks.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Birks; A S Burrows; Alan Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord
ISBN: 0199206554 9780199206551
OCLC Number: 605574696
Description: lviii, 675 pages : portrait ; 25 cm
Contents: LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ; INTRODUCTION ; THE ENGLISH LAW OF UNJUST ENRICHMENT AND RESTITUTION ; 1. The Evolution of the Species ; GENERAL CONCEPTS ; 2. Absence of Basis: The New Birksian Scheme ; 3. Three Enrichment Issues ; 4. Some Thoughts on Change of Position ; 5. The Role of Fault in the Law of Restitution ; 6. Subrogation: Persistent Misunderstandings ; 7. Tracing ; 8. Gain-Based Damages and Compensation ; SOME PARTICULAR UNJUST FACTORS ; 9. Unlawful Statutes and Mistake of Law: Is There a Smile on the Face of Schrodinger's Cat? ; 10. The Further Travails of Duress ; 11. Undue Influence: Beyond Impaired Consent and Wrong-Doing Towards a Relational Analysis ; 12. Unjust Enrichment, Discharge for Breach, and the Primacy of Contract ; PROPERTY, INSOLVENCY AND RESTITUTION ; 13. Resulting Trusts ; 14. Jones v Jones: Property or Unjust Enrichment? ; 15. Unjust Delivery ; 16. The Avoidance of Transactions in Insolvency Proceedings and Restitutionary Defences ; THE COMPARATIVE LAW OF UNJUST ENRICHMENT AND RESTITUTION ; 17. Restitution after Termination for Breach of Contract: German Law after the Reform of 2002 ; 18. No Basis: A Comparative View ; 19. Unjust Enrichment as Absence of Basis: Can English Law Cope? ; 20. The Fallacy of 'Restitution for Wrongs' ; 21. Peter Birks and Scots Enrichment Law ; ROMAN LAW ; 22. What Did Damnum Iniuria Actually Mean? ; 23. The Romanization of Spain: The Contribution of City Laws in the Light of the Lex Irnitana ; 24. Absent Parties and Bloody-Minded Judges ; 25. 'You Can Never Tell with Bees': Good Advice from Pooh for Students of the Lex Aquilia ; 26. Law Arrivals: The Appendix in Justinian's Digest Reconsidered ; 27. Logic and Experience in Roman Law ; 28. Unjust Enrichment: The Tenant's Tale ; LEGAL HISTORY ; 29. Bezoar Stones, Gall Stones and Gem Stones: A Chapter in the History of the Tort of Deceit ; 30. Denials Ancient and Modern, with some Roman Footnotes ; 31. Rumford Market and the Genesis of Fiduciary Obligations ; 32. Slavery and the Roman Law of Evidence in Eighteenth-Century Scotland ; 33. Sir William Jones and the Nature of Law ; THE PUBLICATIONS OF PETER BIRKS 1969 - 2005
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Burrows and Lord Rodger of Earlsferry.

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