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Mapping the Law

Essays in Memory of Peter Birks

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This collection of essays on private law and legal history celebrates the life and work of Peter Birks, who was Regius Professor of Civil Law at the University of Oxford. The topics covered include aspects of unjust enrichment, tracing, subrogation, damages and compensation, undue influence, property law, insolvency, equity and trusts, Roman law, and legal history.
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Andrew Burrows is Norton Rose Professor of Financial and Commercial Law, and Fellow of St Hughes College, Oxford. He has contributed to Chitty on Contracts (29th edition, Sweet and Maxwell, 2004) and is the author of Remedies for Torts and Breach of Contract (3rd edition, Oxford 2004). Lord Rodger is Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, a Fellow of the British Academy, President of the Expert Witness Institute, and Honourary Professor of Law at the Universities of Aberdeen and Glasgow. He has authored Owners and Neighbours in Roman Law (Oxford, 1972).


PREFACE/ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS; BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH; ADDRESSES GIVEN AT THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR PETER BIRKS ON 20 NOVEMBER 2004 IN THE UNIVERSITY CHURCH OF ST MARY THE VIRGIN, OXFORD; LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS; INTRODUCTION; THE ENGLISH LAW OF UNJUST ENRICHMENT AND RESTITUTION; 1. The Evolution of the Species; GENERAL CONCEPTS; 2. Absence of Basis: The New Birksian Scheme; 3. Three Enrichment Issues; 4. Some Thoughts on Change of Position; 5. The Role of Fault in the Law of Restitution; 6. Subrogation: Persistent Misunderstandings; 7. Tracing; 8. Gain-based Damages and Compensation; SOME PARTICULAR UNJUST FACTORS; 9. Unlawful Statutes and Mistake of Law: Is There a Smile on the Face of Schrodinger's Cat?; 10. The Further Travails of Duress; 11. Undue Influence: Beyond Impaired Consent and Wrong-doing Towards a Relational Analysis; 12. Unjust Enrichment, Discharge for Breach and the Primacy of Contract; PROPERTY, INSOLVENCY AND RESTITUTION; 13. Resulting Trusts; 14. Jones v Jones: Property or Unjust Enrichment?; 15. Unjust Delivery; 16. The Avoidance of Transactions in Insolvency Proceedings and Restitutionary Defences; THE COMPARATIVE LAW OF UNJUST ENRICHMENT AND RESTITUTION; 17. Restitution after Termination for Breach of Contract: German Law after the Reform of 2002; 18. No Basis: a Comparative View; 19. Unjust Enrichment as Absence of Basis: Can English Law Cope?; 20. The fallacy of 'Restitution for Wrongs'; 21. Peter Birks and Scots Enrichment Law; ROMAN LAW; 22. What Did Damnum Iniuria Actually Mean?; 23. The Romanisation of Spain: The Contribution of City Laws in the Light of the Lex Irnitana; 24. Absent Parties and Bloody-Minded Judges; 25. 'You Can Never Tell With Bees': Good Advice From Pooh for Students of the Lex Aquilia; 26. Law Arrivals: The Appendix in Justinian's Digest Reconsidered; 27. Logic and Experience in Roman Law; 28. Unjust Enrichment: the Tenant's Tale; LEGAL HISTORY; 29. Bezoar-Stones, Gall-Stones and Gem-Stones: a Chapter in the History of the Tort of Deceit; 30. Denials Ancient and Modern, with some Roman Footnotes; 31. Rumford Market and the Genesis of Fiduciary Obligations; 32. Slavery and the Roman Law of Evidence in 18th-Century Scotland; 33. Sir William Jones and the Nature of Law; THE PUBLICATIONS OF PETER BIRKS 1969-2005