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Andrew Burrows

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199661770

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661770.001.0001

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English Private Law

Charles Mitchell

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses the law of unjust enrichment. A claimant must show three things to make out a claim in unjust enrichment: that the defendant was enriched, that his enrichment was gained at the claimant's expense, and that his enrichment at the claimant's expense was unjust. If these requirements are satisfied, then the questions arise, whether there is any defence to the claim or any legal ground for the defendant's enrichment. If not, then it must be asked what remedy should be awarded.

Keywords:   English law, law of unjust enrichment, claimants, defences, restitution

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