The Frontiers of Liability

Author: Peter Birks

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198259026

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 203

View: 6938

Trusts Law

Author: Charlie Webb,Tim Akkouh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344690

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 9992

The Palgrave Macmillan Law Masters series is a long-running and successful list of titles offering clear, concise and authoritative guides to the main subject areas, written by experienced and respected authors. This second edition of Trusts Law has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in the subject. The authors bring a unique combination of academic knowledge and hands-on commercial experience to the explanation of their subject. For this edition, these practical insights have been further bolstered by the inclusion of a new chapter showing the steps involved in the creation of a trust, illustrated by examples of actual documentation. This is an ideal companion to the subject for both law undergraduate and GDL/CPE students. The enhanced format includes end of chapter summaries, self-test exercises and suggestions for further reading.

Tort Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Jenny Steele

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199550751

Category: Law

Page: 943

View: 9711

Tort Law: Text, Cases, and Materials offers a stimulating overview of tort law. It provides a sound analysis of the key principles before exploring a wide range of critical perspectives through an extensive selection of cases and materials. This is a complete stand-alone resource designed to map directly to undergraduate courses.

Wrongs and Remedies in the Twenty-first Century

Author: Society of Public Teachers of Law (London, England)

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198262923

Category: Law

Page: 333

View: 7896

When potential litigants first approach a lawyer they are generally interested in finding out one thing only: are they likely to be able to win damages or any other kind of remedy and what kind of quantum of damages are they likely to receive? It becomes the lawyers main task to try to argue for a remedy and to persuade the court that the plaintiff has a good cause of action. Textbooks about contract and tort frequently treat damages and other remedies as an after thought when in fact it is the issue of remedies which is a constant and an ever present consideration for the plaintiff and his or her lawyer. This new book, containing contributions from many of the UKs leading specialists brings to the fore a range of issues which are of topical interest to litigators and to teachers of law. In some instances the issues are currently the subject of reform proposals and these essays usefully highlight the principle issues facing the reformers and the objections which have been raised by those opposed to reform. In addition four of the essays tackle a strand of tort law which is of rapidly growing importance - the area of professional negligence. The contributors are among the best known writers in this field and their essays combine practical and academic perspectives which usefully highlight contemporary trends in professional negligence litigation. The first chapter in the book also offers a unique and controversial overview of tort law in the UK by Professor Patrick Atiyah who argues for a complete rethink of the system of personal injuries litigation in the UK, starting with its abolition and replacement by a vastly expanded system of private insurance.

Structure and Justification in Private Law

Essays for Peter Birks

Author: Charles E F Rickett,Ross Grantham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847314120

Category: Law

Page: 492

View: 982

Peter Birks's tragically early death, and his immense influence around the world, led immediately to the call for a volume of essays in his honour by scholars who had known him as a colleague, teacher and friend. One such volume, published in 2006, contained essays largely from scholars working in England (Mapping the Law: Essays in Memory of Peter Birks, edited by Andrew Burrows and Lord Rodger). This volume contains the essays of those outside England who chose to honour Peter, and appears later than the English volume, reflecting the far flung habitations of its authors. The essays contained in this volume are focussed around the law of unjust enrichment, but are not narrowly preoccupied - instead they move freely from unjust enrichment to some of the most profound questions in private law concerning taxonomy, the relationship between contract, property and unjust enrichment, and the place of remedies within private law. This volume, featuring the work of some of the world's great private lawyers, provides a fitting tribute to a great scholar, and a series of thought-provoking essays inspired by his example. Contributors Kit Barker Michael Bryan Peter Butler Hanoch Dagan Simone Degeling Daniel Friedmann Mark Gergen Ross Grantham Steve Hedley John McCamus Mitchell McInnes Eoin O'Dell Charles Rickett Struan Scott Emily Sherwin Stephen Smith Richard Sutton Michael Tilbury Stephen Waddams Peter Watts Ernest Weinrib Eric Descheemaeker

Understanding the Law of Obligations

Essays on Contract, Tort and Restitution

Author: Andrew Burrows

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847311423

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 8287

NEW in paperback From the Reviews of the hardback edition: This is a fascinating and thought-provoking collection of eight essays..... Taken together they represent a coherent and compelling exposition of the English law of obligations.... One is left with the picture of an [author] ... who remains a devotee of "practical scholarship" and the deductive technique of the common law and has a grasp on its intricacies second to non." Edwin Peel, The Law Quarterly Review, 1999 "[These essays], all concerned with various aspects of contract, tort and unjust enrichment, are a pleasure to peruse, and a distinct cut above the usual lacklustre collection of past triumphs now beyond their sell-by date. Without exception they are both topical and relevant: ... together they form a readable, scholarly and eclectic mixture of exposition and polemic, of speculation and analysis" Andrew Tettenborn, The Cambridge Law Journal, 1999 "..quite simply the most convincing and complete explanation of the law of obligations that is currently available - the book is thorough, compelling, definitive, and highly important." Paul Kearns, Anglo-American Law Review, 1999 "an extremely important work, produced by a leading academic." David Wright, Adelaide Law Review

The Law of Contract

Author: M. P. Furmston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Contracts

Page: 1612

View: 6158

The second edition of this successful work brings the coverage up-to-date with all key developments and relevant changes since 1998. It provides a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of all aspects of the law of contract. It differs to other texts on the topic by offering a fresh, new approach. Analysing the current law, it also highlights possible future developments. Accessible and authoritative, it is designed specifically to meet the needs of the modern practitioner.

Trusts Law

Text and Materials

Author: Graham Moffat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445283

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 3422

With its unique contextual emphasis and authoritative commentary, Trusts Law: Text and Materials is a book that no serious undergraduate on trust law courses can afford to be without. The book is divided into four main parts: trusts and the preservation of family wealth; trusts and family breakdown; trusts and commerce; and trusts and non-profit activity. Within each of these parts, leading cases, statutes, and historical and research materials are placed alongside the narrative of the author's text to give emphasis both to general theories of trust concepts and to the practical operation of trusts. Attention is also given to important themes such as the developing relationship between trusts law and other areas of private law such as the Law of Restitution. This new edition takes account of all relevant judicial and legislative developments since the third edition, and expands discussion of key themes in current developments of the law.

English Private Law

Author: Andrew Burrows

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191637874

Category: Law

Page: 1704

View: 9679

Now in its third edition, this work has established itself as a key point of reference on English private law for lawyers in the UK and throughout the world. The book acts as an accessible first point of reference for practitioners approaching a private law issue for the first time, whilst simultaneously providing a lucid, concise and authoritative overview of all the key areas of private law. This includes contract, tort, unjust enrichment, land law, trusts, intellectual property, succession, family, companies, insolvency, private international law and civil procedure. Each section is written by an acknowledged expert, using their experience and understanding to provide a clear distillation and analysis of the subject. This new edition includes all the recent developments since the publication of the second edition in 2007. It covers some areas that were previously not addressed including arbitration in civil procedure, the Human Rights Act 1998 in tort law, and regulatory reform in the light of the global financial crisis. No other single text provides such comprehensive and lucid coverage of the whole of English private law as this one. It has come to be regarded as an essential item for every law library, reflecting its appeal to both English practitioners and those working in other jurisdictions. At the same time the book's depth of analysis, combined with its ease of reference, make it a favourite among academics and students worldwide.

Sourcebook on Tort Law 2/e

Author: Graham Stephenson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135341192

Category: Law

Page: 686

View: 6244

The purpose of this book is to provide a clear guide to tort law, examining the main principles and areas of the subject. It includes text emphasizing the main issues of liability. The text incorporates relevant materials, extracts from leading judgments, articles and reports of review bodies on tort law. It should prove especially useful for those who do not have access to a law library, as for those whose library is under severe pressure from users. It will be useful to those participating in seminars and tutorials and will enable them to take part in a good level of discussion. This new edition of Sourcebook on Torts has been fully revised and incorporates the Human Rights Act 1998. The effect of the European Courts decision in Osman is now being felt, as is evident from the judgments of the House of Lords in Barrett v Enfield BC. The Law Commission's proposals on liability for psychiatric illness are included. Developments in the tort of nuisance, the defence of qualified privilege and damages are also scrutinized. Several Law Commission reports and the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 are also extracted, as are other new pieces of legislation, such as the Damages Act 1996 and the Defamation Act 1996.

Contract Law

Themes for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Roger Brownsword

Publisher: Lexis Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 237

View: 4310

In a text that originally formed the opening chapter to Butterworths Common Law Series--The Law of Contract, Roger Brownsword explores the key themes of contract law as it enters the twenty-first century. The positive critical response to his in-depth discussion of a number of issues, including the range of classical and modern influences over the current law, has led to this publication of the chapter as a book.

Breach of Trust

Author: Peter Birks,Arianna Pretto

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131741

Category: Law

Page: 405

View: 5805

Recent leading cases have demonstrated the urgent need to modernize the learning on breach of trust, which has lagged behind the flourishing scholarship on the creation of trusts. Since breach of trust or fiduciary duty occupies the center of the legal stage, it comes as a surprise that, although one or two novelists have chosen Breach of Trust as the title to their book, no lawyer has so far thought it necessary to produce a specialized work on the subject. To fill the gap, this book, written by a team of leading trust lawyers from a number of common law jurisdictions, investigates all the principal aspects of the subject. The nature of the trustee's duties and of the liability for breach is closely examined, and all available defenses and excuses are reviewed. Two substantial chapters consider the consequences of assisting a breach or receiving trust property from a trustee acting in breach. The book closes with a critical overview of the entire topic.

Frontiers of Risk Management

Key Issues and Solutions

Author: Dennis W. Cox

Publisher: Euromoney Books

ISBN: 9781843742722

Category: Financial services industry

Page: 287

View: 2714

Looking at the entire spectrum of financial services risk management, this practical guide identifies the key current issues and the solutions adopted by firms.

The Law of Restitution in Nigeria

Author: Festus Emiri

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9785157830

Category: Law

Page: 652

View: 2182

The Law of Restitution in Nigeria covers the historical development of restitution in law, its scope, and contemporary issues related to it. Some of the issues covered are: Ignorance; Incapacity; Exploitation; Enrichment at the plaintiffs expense; Restitution for wrongs and general principles, torts, breach of contract, equitable wrongdoing, criminal offenses; Defenses relating to changing circumstances; Illegality; and limitation of actions in restitution.

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 1917

Restitution

Past, Present and Future : Essays in Honour of Gareth Jones

Author: Gareth H. Jones,William Rodolph Cornish,G. J. Virgo,Janet O'Sullivan,Richard Nolan

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1901362426

Category: Law

Page: 347

View: 3683

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