Principles of Proprietary Remedies book + ebook

Principles of Proprietary Remedies book + ebook

By Elise Bant, Michael Bryan


$365.00* RRP

Date: 25/09/2013

Code: 41520731

Thomson Reuters, AUSTRALIA

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Recent years have seen many significant cases decided across the common law world in which courts have directly grappled with important and difficult issues concerning proprietary remedies (such as the constructive trust, rescission and liens) awarded in response to common law and equitable wrongdoing, and to events of unjust enrichment. The decisions have often been made virtually contemporaneously, in jurisdictions sharing common legal traditions, and yet have taken significantly divergent positions on core issues of principle.

In that context, this collection represents the timely culmination of a four-year Australian Research Council Discovery project led by the editors to identify and explore the principles that guide the award of proprietary relief. It contains strongly comparative essays by leading Australian judges and scholars that address underlying questions of legal taxonomy and the rationales for proprietary relief, as well as examine the award of proprietary relief in particular categories of cases including claims of breach of fiduciary duty, theft, fraud, accessorial breaches, estoppel and unjust enrichment. The collection also contains a succinct synopsis of the editors’ research conclusions arising from the project as a whole, which seeks to provide a coherent model to guide and inform scholarly and judicial reflection on the developing law of proprietary relief both in Australia and internationally.

This work will be of profound interest for all practitioners, barristers, judges and scholars working in this complex and often seemingly incoherent field, and provides an innovative and accessible approach to the area for all students of the law.

Table of Contents

  1. Reflections on the Principles of Proprietary Remedies (Elise Bant and Michael Bryan)
  2. Constructive Trusts and Distributive Justice (Matthew Harding)
  3. Restitution of (Property) Rights (James Edelman)
  4. A Typology of Trusts by Analogy (Darryn Jensen)
  5. Constructive Trusts, Accessorial Liability and Judicial Discretion (Pauline Ridge)
  6. R3RUE, the Taxonomy of the Constructive Trust and the Fusion of Law and Equity (Keith Mason)
  7. The Black v Freedman Trust: Vindicating Proprietary Rights or Remedying Wrongs? (Kenneth Handley)
  8. Specific Performance and the Constructive Trust (Carmel McLure)
  9. Proprietary Responses to Policy Motivated Claims: Restitution in the Hinterland (Simone Degeling)
  10. Constructive Trusts and Equitable Property Relief: Insights from Estoppel (Julie Ward)
  11. Defences, Bars and Discretionary Factors (Elise Bant and Michael Bryan)
  12. A Model of Proprietary Remedies (Elise Bant and Michael Bryan)

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