The Common Law Of Obligations

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-02-17
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The Common Law of Obligations provides coverage of the history of obligations and its underlying principles, remedies, negation of liability and specific obligations. The book draws out the common themes that exist between traditional tort and contract courses, whilst the elements pertaining to the law of restitution are also included.

Table of Contents

General principles
The common law in context
Historical background to the common law
The intellectual background to the classical contract theory
Classical law of contract
Changing values
Principles of the law of obligations
The strands of the common law of obligations
Promissory liability in exchange relationships
The ascription of responsibility in exchange relationships
Compensation for wrongful harm - general principles
Compensation for wrongful harm - physical damage
Damage to economic interests
Non-exchange relationships and benefits received
Standard of liability
Withholding contractual performance
Compelling performance
Non-compensatory damages
Compensatory damages I - factors limiting an award
Compensatory damages II - quantum of damages
Restitutionary remedies
Limitation of actions
Negation of liability
Fault of the plaintiff
Illegality and public policy
Negation of liability by consent
Specific obligations
Liability for defective products
Defective services
Employers' liability
Liability arising out of land ownership and occupation I - premises
Liability arising out of land ownership and occupation II - disputes between neighbours
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