The Law of Obligations

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2004-06-28
  • Publisher: Cavendish Pub Ltd

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This collection of essays makes an important contribution to debate about the structure underlying private law and the relationships between its different branches. The contributors, including leading private law scholars from Australia, England and Canada, provide valuable insights by looking beyond the traditional categories and accepted structure of the law of obligations. This book covers three topics. The first is concerned with classification and the law of remedies. The chapters on this topic deal with both the classification of remedies themselves and with remedial issues that cross classificatory boundaries within the law of obligations. The chapters on the second topic reconsider some of the boundaries drawn by judges and scholars within the law of obligations. The third topic deals with the relationship between obligations and property. The chapters in this book offer illuminating new perspectives on fundamental issues in the law of obligations. Together, they provide a thought-provoking reconsideration of connections and boundaries in private law.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iii
List of Contributors iv
1 Connections and Boundaries in Private Law
Andrew Robertson
2 Remedies and the Classification of Obligations
Michael Tilbury
3 The Meaning of 'Damages': Common Law and Equity
James Edelman
4 Rescission, Restitution and Contractual Ordering: The Role of Plaintiff Election
Michael Bryan
5 'Unjust Enrichment': The Same Old Mistake?
Steve Hedley
6 On the Distinction between Contract and Tort
Andrew Robertson
7 The 'Other' Category in the Classification of Obligations
Joachim Dietrich
8 Integrating Property and Obligations
Robert Chambers
9 Owning Secrets: 'Property' in Confidential Information?
Megan Richardson
10 Contract Rights as Property Rights 169(28)
Ralph Cunnington
Index 197

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