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The Law of Restitution


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Part One - Fundamental Ideas 1: Introduction to unjust enrichment and restitution 2: Competing theories 3: Benefit 4: At the expense of the claimant 5: Unjust factors or absence of basis? 6: Tracing 7: Subrogation 8: Proprietary restitution Part Two - Unjust Factors 9: Mistake 10: Duress 11: Undue influence 12: Exploitation of weakness 13: Human incapacity 14: Failure of consideration I 15: Failure of consideration II 16: Ignorance 17: Legal compulsion: compulsory discharge of another's legal liability 18: Necessity 19: Illegality Part Three - Defences 21: Change of position, estoppel and the defence of agency 22: Other defences Part Four - Restitution For Wrongs 23: Introduction to restitution for wrongs 24: Restitution for torts 25: Restitution for breach of contract 26: Restitution for equitable wrongs 27: Defences to restitution for wrongs Part Five - Conflict Of Laws 28: The conflict of laws

About the Author

Andrew Burrows FBA, QC (hon) is Professor of the Law of England at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of All Souls College. He is also a Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, and Honorary Director of the Oxford Law Foundation. He was formerly Law Commissioner for England and Wales 1994-1999.


...this new edition of The Law of Restitution is, without doubt, a wonderful account of this important and fascinating area of law. * The Student Law Journal *
If you are interested in the law of restitution and unjust enrichment, you should add Professor Burrows' The Law of Restitution to your library. It is a thoroughly thought provoking and engaging text. * The Student Law Journal *

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