The Frontiers of Liability

Author: Peter Birks

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198259510

Category: Law

Page: 226

View: 4958

Volume two looks particularly at the areas of sale of goods, tort, contract, and trust law.
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The Frontiers of Liability

Author: Peter Birks

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198259510

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 4126

The 'Frontiers of Liability' is the title of a series of high-level seminars held in All Souls College, Oxford during 1993 and 1994. Drawing together top academics, practitioners and judges, these seminars have sought to identify current trends in English law and have provided a forum for experts to give their assessment of how the law will develop in the future. The papers produced for the first four seminars were reproduced in volume 1 of 'Frontiers of Liability'. The next four seminars and the comments made by the distinguished rapporteurs are reproduced in this volume. These essays will be of interest to anyone concerned with international sales, the law of contract, tort and restitution, and equity and trusts.
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Trusts Law

Author: Charlie Webb,Tim Akkouh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230344690

Category: Law

Page: 416

View: 8661

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.
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Tort Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Author: Jenny Steele

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199550751

Category: Law

Page: 943

View: 879

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.
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Wrongs and Remedies in the Twenty-first Century

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

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198262923

Category: Law

Page: 333

View: 6536

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 lawyer's 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 ever-present consideration for the plaintiff and his or her lawyer. This new book, containing contributions from many of the UK's 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 principal 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. Not for the first time, Professor Atiyah thinks the unthinkable.
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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: 7379

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
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Understanding the Law of Obligations

Essays on Contract, Tort and Restitution

Author: Andrew Burrows

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847311423

Category: Law

Page: 248

View: 7099

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
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Card & James' Business Law

Author: Lee Roach

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198704127

Category: Law

Page: 904

View: 2090

Card & James' Business Law is the most detailed and analytical account of business law for those new to the subject. It provides commanding analysis of the English legal system, contract law, tort law, and commercial law together with coverage of company law, and the relevant aspects of employment law. All of this is discussed using relevant examples from the business environment, and the key legal cases to help develop a greater understanding of the interconnections between the law and corporate setting. The new learning features which have been incorporated throughout make a difficult subject more accessible and support study; key case, example, and discussion boxes demonstrate the application of law and highlight core principles, whilst self-test questions allow students to assess their progress. Online Resource Centre The accompanying Online Resource Centre provides a wealth of resources for students to further develop their understanding and test their knowledge, including additional practice questions with answers, a flashcard glossary of key legal terms and quarterly audio updates. Also included is a testbank of MCQs for lecturer use.
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Restitutionary Rights to Share in Damages

Carers' Claims

Author: Simone Degeling

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139435598

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 5008

Rights and obligations can arise, amongst other things, in tort or in unjust enrichment. Simone Degeling deals with the phenomenon whereby a stranger to litigation is entitled to participate in the fruits of that litigation. Two prominent examples of this phenomenon are the carer, entitled to share in the fund of damages recovered by a victim of tort, and the indemnity insurer, entitled to participate in the fruits of the insured's claim against the wrongdoer. Degeling demonstrates that both are rights raised to reverse unjust enrichment. Careful examination of these two categories reveals the existence of a novel policy-motivated unjust factor called the policy against accumulation. Degeling argues that this is an unjust factor of broad application, applying to configurations other than that of the carer and the indemnity insurer. This will interest restitution and tort lawyers, both academic and practitioner, as well as academic institutions and court libraries.
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Trusts Law

Text and Materials

Author: Graham Moffat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139445283

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7335

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.
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The Law of Contract

Author: M. P. Furmston

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Contracts

Page: 1612

View: 1979

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.
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Contract Law

Themes for the Twenty-First Century

Author: Roger Brownsword

Publisher: Lexis Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 237

View: 7893

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.
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Frontiers of Risk Management

Key Issues and Solutions

Author: Dennis W. Cox

Publisher: Euromoney Books

ISBN: 9781843742722

Category: Financial services industry

Page: 287

View: 1209

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

Author: D. A. Warrell,Timothy M. Cox,John D. Firth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198570141

Category: Internal medicine

Page: 1602

View: 7531

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Breach of Trust

Author: Peter Birks,Arianna Pretto

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841131741

Category: Law

Page: 405

View: 2766

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 centre 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 defences 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.CONTENTS: 1 Robert Chambers 'Liability for Breach'; 2 Joshua Getzler 'The Duty of Care'; 3 Edwin Simpson 'The Conflict of Interest'; 4 David Fox 'Overreaching'; 5 Lionel Smith 'Property Transferred in Breach'; 6 Charles Mitchell 'Assistance'; 7 Peter Birks 'Receipt'; 8 James Penner 'Exemption clauses'; 9 John Lowry and Rod Edmunds 'Honest and Reasonable Breach' ; 10 Jennifer Payne 'Consent'; 11 William Swadling 'Limitation'; 12 Gary Watt 'Laches, Estoppel and Election'; 13 David Hayton 'An Overview'.
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Law Books Published

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7048

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Oxford Textbook of Public Health

Author: Roger Detels,Robert Beaglehole,Mary Ann Lansang,Martin Gulliford

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780199693474

Category: Medical

Page: 1808

View: 6430

A fifth edition of the hugely successful, internationally recognised textbook on public health and epidemiology, comprehensively covering the scope, methods and practice of the discipline.
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Knowledge Spillover-based Strategic Entrepreneurship

Author: João J. Ferreira,Leo-Paul Dana,Vanessa Ratten

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1315445263

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9647

This book is about the role of knowledge spillovers and strategic entrepreneurship in the management context. It focuses on how knowledge spillovers and strategic entrepreneurship are crucial to the process of creative destruction and construction. The book aims to provide insights into and discussion on how firms combine entrepreneurial action that creates new opportunities for industries, regions and economies. This book is first of its kind to link knowledge management perspectives to strategic entrepreneurship to understand the co-creation process. Being interdisciplinary in nature, this book appeals to entrepreneurship and knowledge management scholars, students and practitioners.
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Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Posted in American literature