Landmark Cases in the Law of Restitution

Edited by: Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell

It is now well established that the law of unjust enrichment forms an important and distinctive part of the English law of obligations. Restitutionary awards for unjust enrichment and for wrongdoing are clearly recognized for what they are. However, these are recent developments. Before the last decade of the 20th century, the very existence of a separate law of unjust enrichment was controversial; its scope and content matters of dispute. In this collection of essays - now available in paperback - a group of leading scholars look back and reappraise some of the landmark English cases in the law of restitution. They range from the early 17th century to the mid-20th century, and they shed new light on some classic decisions. Some argue that the importance of their case has been overstated; others, that it has been overlooked, or misconceived. All persuasively invite the reader to think again about some well-known authorities. The book is an essential resource for anyone - scholar, student, or practitioner - with an interest in this fascinating area of the law. (Series: Landmark Cases) [Subject: Restitution, Legal History]

Publication Date: 3/10/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781509905065

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