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Mapping the LawEssays in Memory of Peter Birks$
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Andrew Burrows and Alan Rodger

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780199206551

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206551.001.0001

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The Evolution of the Species

The Evolution of the Species

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(p.13) 1 The Evolution of the Species
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Mapping the Law
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Francis Rose

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206551.003.0002

This chapter offers a personal perspective on the development of the English law of restitution, both through the courts and especially through the work of academics. It raises the ‘cliff-hanging’ question, which only time will resolve, of whether Peter's last book Unjust Enrichment has correctly predicted the new world. If not, it argues that ‘we shall never know whether theory might have been turned into practice by the force of Birks's intellect and personality’.

Keywords:   English law, law of restitution, Unjust Enrichment, Peter Birks

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