Restitution

1st Edition

Lionel D. Smith

Routledge
Published November 30, 2017
Reference - 590 Pages
ISBN 9781138637573 - CAT# Y323309
Series: Routledge Revivals

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Summary

This title was first published in 2001. In the Western legal tradition, the history of restitution for unjust enrichment reaches back to pre-classical Roman law. In common law, the roots of unjust enrichment may be said to lie in the fourteenth century; but its history as a subject of academic study is much shorter. The law of restitution has become increasingly important in the courts of the common law world during the last decade. This has generated a great deal of scholarly attention and there has been an explosion of literature as legal academics have addressed the theoretical foundations of the subject, its structure and its underlying principles.

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