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Unjust Enrichment

Peter Birks

Second edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780199276981
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191699917 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199276981.001.0001

Series: Clarendon Law Series

Unjust Enrichment

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This book gives a concise account of the law of unjust enrichment. It attempts to move away from the use of obscure terminology inherited from the past and insists on the switch from restitution to unjust enrichment, from response to event. It organises modern law around five simple questions: Was the defendant enriched? If so, was it at the claimant's expense? If so, was it unjust? The fourth question is then what kind of right the claimant has, and the fifth is whether the defendant has any defences. This text is the second edition, which was revised and updated by the author before his death in 2004. It represents the final thinking of the world's leading authority on the subject.

Keywords: unjust enrichment; restitution; modern law; defendant; claimant

Book.  360 pages. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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A Core Case in Unjust Enrichment

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Three Maps in Unjust Enrichment

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Enrichment in Unjust Enrichment

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Changing Direction in Unjust Enrichment

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Absence of Basis in Unjust Enrichment

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Rights <i>in personam</i> in Unjust Enrichment

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Rights <i>in rem</i> in Unjust Enrichment

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Unjust-Related Defences in Unjust Enrichment

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