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Essays for Patrick Atiyah - Peter Cane

Essays for Patrick Atiyah

By: Peter Cane (Editor), Jane Stapleton (Editor)

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Patrick Atiyah is one of the most important legal scholars of his generation in the common-law world. His publications cover a wide field: legal theory, legal history, the study of legal institutions, the law of tort (especially compensation for personal injuries) and, most famously perhaps, the law of contract. It is no exaggeration to say that by his work, Atiyah has opened up new ways of thinking about the law of obligations. This volume of essays, written by colleagues, friends, and admirers of Patrick Atiyah from the UK and abroad, reflects the breadth of his interests. As well as discussions of particular aspects of the law of contract and tort, it contains essays on the history and theory of contract and tort and on the role of judges and law teachers. There is also an assessment of the `law in context' movement of which Patrick Atiyah was a founder member and leading practitioner. Contributors: William Twining, Tony Honoré, Jan Hellner, Robert S. Summers, John Bell, Paul D. Carrington, Robert Stevens, A. W. B. Simpson, Roy Goode, S. M. Waddams, Jane Stapleton, Donald Harris, John Dwyer, John Fleming, and Peter Cane.

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`Patrick Atiyah is unrivalled in the number, scope and quality of his contributions to English legal scholarship in the last 40 years. It is very fitting that his friends and admirers should have co-operated in this volume of tributes ... fine volume' Cambridge Law Journal

Prefacep. vii
Reflections on Law in Contextp. 1
Introductionp. 1
Introductionp. 31
Are Omissions Less Culpable?p. 31
Scandinavian Legal Realism In The Law of Contractp. 53
Introductionp. 53
Conclusionsp. 68
Statutes and Contracts as Founts Of Formal Reasoningp. 71
Introductionp. 71
Conclusionp. 84
Conceptions of Public Policyp. 87
Conclusion: an Institutionalized Rule of Lawp. 110
Aftermathp. 113
The Role of the Judiciary: Lessons From the End of Empirep. 151
The Origins of Futures Trading In The Liverpool Cotton Marketp. 179
Abstract Payment Undertakingsp. 209
Introductionp. 209
Conclusionsp. 234
Pre-Contractual Duties Of Disclosurep. 237
Conclusionp. 254
Three Problems with the New Product Liabilityp. 257
Evaluating the Goals of Personal Injury Law: Some Empirical Evidencep. 289
Conclusionp. 307
Negligence and Economic Lossp. 309
Conclusionp. 331
Libel and Constitutional Free Speechp. 333
Conclusionp. 348
The Basis of Tortious Liabilityp. 351
Patrick Selim Atiyah: A Bibliography of His Publications, 1954-1990p. 375
Indexp. 383
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ISBN: 9780198254102
ISBN-10: 0198254105
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 14th November 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.2  x 3.02
Weight (kg): 0.79