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1: The Essence Of Restitution 2: Themes And Controversies Part II Unjust Enrichment 3: The Principle Of Unjust Enrichment 4: Enrichment 5: At The Expense Of The Claimant 6: Principles Underlying The Recognition Of The Grounds Of Restitution 7: Lawful Bases 8: Ignorance 9: Mistake 10: Compulsion 11: Exploitation 12: Necessity 13: Failure Of Basis 14: Incapacity 15: Restitution From Public Authorities Part III Restitution For Wrongs 16: General Principles 17: Restitution For Torts 18: Restitution For Breach Of Contract 19: Restitution For Equitable Wrongdoing 20: Criminal Offences Part IV Proprietary Restitutionary Claims 21: Establishing Proprietary Restitutionary Claims 22: Restitutionary Claims And Remedies To Vindicate Property Rights 23: The Defence Of Bona Fide Purchase Part V General Defences To Restitutionary Claims 24: Fundamental Principles 25: Defences Arising From Changes In The Defendants Circumstances 26: Passing On And Mitigation Of Loss 27: Illegality 28: Incapacity 29: Limitation Periods And Laches

About the Author

Graham Virgo is Professor in English Private Law and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Education at the University of Cambridge, and Fellow of Downing College, Cambridge. He is also a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn. After graduating from Downing College in 1987, and studying for the BCL at Oxford, he lectured in criminal law, taxation, Equity and restitution. His main research interests are the law of restitution, criminal law, and Equity. He is a recipient of The Pilkington Teaching Prize of Cambridge University in Law (2002), recognized for Outstanding Teaching in Law and was nominated in 2013 for the OUP Law Teacher of the Year award. He is author of The Principles of Equity and Trusts (2012) and co-author of Equity & Trusts: Text, Cases, and Materials (with Paul S Davies, 2013).


`Review from previous edition ...a fine addition to the corpus of restitution literature, a book well worth owning and recommending to those studying restitution for the first time.' Duncan Sheehan, Restitution Law Review `...in terms of user-friendliness it cannot be faulted...no detail is left unaccounted for...' James Couser, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly

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