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Understanding Unjust Enrichment - Jason Neyers

Understanding Unjust Enrichment

By: Jason Neyers (Editor), Mitchell McInnes (Editor), Stephen G. A. Pitel (Editor)

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This book is a collection of articles based on Understanding Unjust Enrichment, a symposium held at the University of Western Ontario in January 2003. The articles, written from the perspective of English, Australian, Canadian, German and Jewish law, deal with numerous theoretical and practical issues that surround restitution and unjust enrichment. The articles outline recent developments across the Commonwealth, explain the unjust enrichment principle and its component parts, and address discrete issues such as tracing, choice of law, disgorgement damages for breach of contract, and the use of unjust enrichment in the cohabitation context. The contributors are Kit Barker, Peter Benson, Jeffrey Berryman, Michael Bryan, Andrew Burrows, Robert Chambers, Gerald Fridman, Peter Jaffey, Dennis Klimchuk, Thomas Krebs, John McCamus, Mitchell McInnes, Stephen Pitel, Stephen Waddams and Ernest Weinrib.

...fine new collection of essays...the high quality of the contributions will ensure its place on many bookshelves and university reading lists. All of the essays are thought-provoking, and several are classics that will repay careful study and thought. Charles Mitchell, King's College London The Canadian Business Law Journal, Vol. 42 2005 It seems likely... that the book will achieve its purpose of keeping open the lines of communication so that the doctrine of unjust enrichment can be improved and made more coherent. Rebecca Williams Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal vol.4 no.2 winter 2004

Understanding unjust enrichment : an introductionp. 1
The English law of restitution : a ten-year reviewp. 11
Unjust enrichment (dis)contentedp. 35
Unjust enrichment and unconscionability in Australia : a false dichotomy?p. 47
Understanding the unjust enrichment principle in private law : a study of the concept and its reasonsp. 79
Unjust enrichment and corrective justicep. 111
Two theories of unjust enrichmentp. 139
Enrichment revisitedp. 165
Planting another's field : unrequested improvements under Jewish Lawp. 221
Unrequested benefits in German lawp. 247
Tracing and unjust enrichmentp. 263
Disgorgement for breach of contract and corrective justice : an analysis in outlinep. 311
Characterisation of unjust enrichment in the conflict of lawsp. 331
Restitution on dissolution of marital and other intimate relationships : constructive trust or quantum meruit?p. 359
Legitimating 'legitimate expectations' : a case study on filial responsibility; can parents recover for supporting their children at university?p. 383
The relation of unjust enrichment to other legal conceptsp. 405
Indexp. 409
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ISBN: 9781841134239
ISBN-10: 1841134236
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 430
Published: 20th April 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1