Unjustified Enrichment

Key Issues in Comparative Perspective

by David Johnston,

Unjustified enrichment has been one of the most intellectually vital areas of private law. There is, however, still no unanimity among civil-law and common-law legal systems about how to structure this important branch of the law of obligations. Several key issues are considered comparatively in this 2002 book, including grounds for recovery of enrichment, defences, third-party enrichment, as well as proprietary and taxonomic questions. Two contributors deal with each topic, one a representative of a common-law system, the other a representative of a civil-law or mixed system. This approach illuminates not just similarities or differences between systems, but also what different systems can learn from one another. In an area of law whose territory is still partially uncharted and whose borders are contested, such comparative perspectives will be valuable for both academic analysis of the law and its development by the courts.
  • Cambridge University Press; April 2002
  • ISBN: 9780511029295
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  • Title: Unjustified Enrichment
  • Author: David Johnston (ed.); Reinhard Zimmermann (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press

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Review of the hardback: 'There is an enormous amount of interesting argument and learning in this book.' Law Quarterly Review