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Published: 13 January 2005

360 Pages


ISBN: 9780199276981

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Unjust Enrichment

Second Edition

Peter Birks

Clarendon Law Series

  • Written by the world's leading scholar on restitution of unjust enrichment and the editor of the Clarendon Law Series, this text provides an excellent introduction for those studying unjust enrichment
  • Fully updated to include new case law and academic work particularly in the Enrichment at the Expense of the Claimant and Unjust and Defences sections.
  • Relates unjust enrichment to other more familiar categories, such as property and obligations to help readers to make links between the two
  • Provides the reader with a commanding overview of private law

New to this Edition:

  • All six parts of the book: Introduction; Enrichment at the Expense of the Claimant; Unjust; The Right Restitution; Defences; and Competing Terminology will be fully updated.
  • New cases have been published which are central to the arguments surrounding the circumstances in which enrichment might be regarded as relatively unjust so as to give the claimant a right to restitution.
  • New academic work has been published in the issues discussed in the book, which follows on from a symposium convened by Professor Andrew Burrows in January 2004 at St Hugh's College, Oxford
  • In Part II the arguments surrounding the view that the gain-based recovery of a claimant in unjust enrichment must be capped by the amount of his own loss, have been refined

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