Unjust Enrichment

Unjust Enrichment

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This new edition of Unjust Enrichment by the editor of the Clarendon Law Series, is a fully updated, clear and concise account of the law of unjust enrichment. It attempts to move away from the use of obscure terminology inherited from the past.

This text is the first book to insist on the switch from restitution to unjust enrichment, from response to event. It organises modern law around five simple questions: Was the defendant enriched? If so, was it at the claimant's expense? If so, was it unjust? The fourth question is then what kind of right the claimant has, and the fifth is whether the defendant has any defences.
This second edition was revised and updated by Peter Birks before his death from cancer on 6 July 2004 at the age of 62. It represents the final thinking of the world's leading authority on the subject.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 139 x 215 x 20mm | 463g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0199276986
  • 9780199276981
  • 378,956

Table of contents

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION ; 1. A Core Case ; 2. Three Maps ; PART TWO: ENRICHMENT AT THE EXPENSE OF THE CLAIMANT ; 3. Enrichment ; 4. At the Expense of the Claimant ; PART THREE: UNJUST ; 5. Changing Direction ; 6. Absence of Basis ; PART FOUR: THE RIGHT TO RESTITUTION ; 7. Rights in personam ; 8. Rights in rem ; PART FIVE: DEFENCES ; 9. Disenrichment and Disimpoverishment ; 10. Unjust-Related Defences ; PART SIX: COMPETING TERMINOLOGY ; 11. Competing Generics ; 12. Persistent Fragments
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About Peter Birks

Regius Professor of Civil Law and Fellow of All Souls College 1989 -;
Director of Graduate Studies, Research 1996-2000.
Fellow University College London;
Hon. Fellow Trinity College Oxford;
Hon Sec SPTL 1989-1996;
Sec. Standing Conference on Legal Education 1991-1994.
Royal Academy of the Netherlands, 2001
SPTL: Vice-President 2001-02, President 2002-03
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