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An Introduction to the Law of Restitution : Clarendon Paperbacks - Peter Birks

An Introduction to the Law of Restitution

Clarendon Paperbacks

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Published: 13th July 1989
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The author has taken the opportunity presented by the production of this new paperback edition to revise parts of the text and add a substantial postscript which brings the text up to date. This important work was hailed by scholars worldwide as the most significant recent work on restitution, and a landmark in the development of our understanding of this difficult subject. Students and scholars of common and civil law will welcome this paperback which brings the work to a wider readership. `The book amply repays close attention...both for its wealth of detail and for its perspicuous organisational principles'.Ethics `This is an impressive and challenging book that will be read and debated by legal scholars for some years'.Social Sciences

`...a remarkable and important book. Students will be fascinated with the rigour and challenge of its academic analysis ... The reason why this book should be on everyone's shelf, and read, is that it forces one to think and think again. Its clarity of thought - and language - provides us with the discipline, as well as the assistance, to see this perplexing and sometimes intransigent area of law in a refreshing way.'Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly `...lively and well-written book...a powerfully argued and sophisticated piece of work which shows beyond doubt that there is an independent class of claims generated by the receipt of a benefit.'Times Higher Education Supplement April 1986

Prefacep. vii
Introductionp. 1
Definitionp. 9
Differentiationp. 28
Techniques and Measuresp. 75
Organisationp. 99
Enrichment at the Plaintiff's Expensep. 109
Non-Voluntary Transfer I: Vitiationp. 140
Non-Voluntary Transfer Ii: Qualificationp. 219
Free Acceptancep. 265
Miscellaneous Cases: Policy-Motivated Restitutionp. 294
Restitution for Wrongsp. 313
the Second Measure of Restitutionp. 358
Defencesp. 402
Select Bibliographyp. 449
Indexp. 453
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ISBN: 9780198256458
ISBN-10: 0198256450
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 13th July 1989
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.65  x 2.9
Weight (kg): 0.9
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised