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Monday, 7 September 2020

Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and RestitutionEdward Elgar Publishing has published Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution edited by Professors Elise Bant, Kit Barker and Simone Degeling, and with contributions from several members of the Faculty of Law.

This comprehensive yet accessible Research Handbook offers an expert guide to the key concepts, principles and debates in the modern law of unjust enrichment and restitution.

Written by leading experts drawn from a wide range of common law, civilian and mixed jurisdictions, chapters cover the complex history, scope and philosophical foundations of the subject, its organisational structure, main liability principles, defences and remedies. Utilising a broad array of legal authority and academic commentary, contributors engage with the key concepts and debates in a way that offers a direct route into the field for new researchers, as well as a source of original thinking for those already familiar with the subject. Throughout, the learning of both civilian and common law legal systems is juxtaposed and integrated, offering useful comparative insights and lessons for the future development of this still young, but critically important field of law.

Engaging and thought provoking, the Research Handbook on Unjust Enrichment and Restitution will prove indispensable to academics and researchers in the field of private and commercial law. Judges and practitioners will also have much to gain from the clear presentation of authorities, principles and useful comparative perspectives.

The Handbook includes chapter contributions from Dr Stephen Watterson, on the 'at the claimant's expense' component, Professor Graham Virgo, on defences, and Professor David Ibbetson, on the common law history of the subject.

For more information about this book, please refer to the Edward Elgar website. For information about other publications by the Faculty members, please see their profile pages.