Through these studies on cont5ractr tort and restitution, Andrew Burrows provides a stimulating guide to the present shape and likely future development of the law of obligations.Having argued that one should distinguish contract, tort and restitution, while recognising concurrent liability between them, Burrows goes on to map out the law restitution and to annalyse the future direction of that newly-recognise subject. Tort is then defended against those who would seekk to abolish much of it. Looking through the eyes of the Law Commissioner charged with responsibility for recommending improvements to the law of obligations, the collection of essays is rounded off with a view of the main reforms needed in this central area of civil justice.
Andrew Burrows collection mirrors his broad interests in and undogmatic approach to all aspects of basic private law: contract, tort and restitution receive about equal treatment. Stephen A. Smith University of Toronto Law Journal January 2001 [These essays], all concerned with various aspects of contract, tort and unjust enrichment, are a pleasure to peruse, and a distinct cut above the usual lacklustre collection of past triumphs now beyond their sell-by date. Without exception they are both topical and relevant: ...together they form a readable, scholarly and eclectic mixture of exposition and polemic, of speculation and analysis. Andrew Tettenborn Cambridge Law Journal January 2001 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 second to none. Edwin Peel Law Quarterly Review February 2003