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Common Law Obligations - John Cooke

Paperback Published: 15th September 2000
ISBN: 9780406904140
Number Of Pages: 736

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The Common Law of Obligations provides coverage of the history of obligations and its underlying principles, remedies, negation of liability and specific obligations. The book draws out the common themes that exist between traditional tort and contract courses, whilst the elements pertaining to the law of restitution are also included.

Part I. General principles Section A. The common law in context 1: Historical background to the common law 2: The intellectual background to the classical contract theory 3: Classical law of contract 4: Changing values Section B. Principles of the law of obligations 5: The strands of the common law of obligations 6: Promissory liability in exchange relationships 7: The ascription of responsibility in exchange relationships 8: Compensation for wrongful harm - general principles 9: Compensation for wrongful harm - physical damage 10: Damage to economic interests 11: Non-exchange relationships and benefits received 12: Standard of liability Section C. Remedies 13: Withholding contractual performance 14: Compelling performance 15: Non-compensatory damages 16: Compensatory damages I - factors limiting an award 17: Compensatory damages II - quantum of damages 18: Restitutionary remedies 19: Limitation of actions Section D. Negation of liability 20: Fault of the plaintiff 21: Illegality and public policy 22: Negation of liability by consent 23: Risk-allocation 24: Unconscionability Part II. Specific obligations 25: Liability for defective products 26: Defective services 27: Employers' liability 28: Liability arising out of land ownership and occupation I - premises 29: Liability arising out of land ownership and occupation II - disputes between neighbours Index

ISBN: 9780406904140
ISBN-10: 0406904146
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 736
Published: 15th September 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 15.7  x 3.5
Weight (kg): 1.03
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised