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Equity: Conscience Goes to Market

Irit Samet

Abstract

The Law of Equity is a unique junction where doctrinal private law, moral theory, and social perceptions of justice meet. This book explores the general principles that underlie Equity’s intervention in the Common Law, with Chapter 1 arguing that Equity should be preserved as a separate body of law which aims to align moral and legal duties in private law. Chapter 2 discusses the importance of proprietary estoppel and concludes with the argument that Equity, via the doctrine of proprietary estoppel, is redressing a significant failure in the Common Law to tackle behaviour that disregards both ... More

Keywords: proprietary estoppel, fiduciary law, clean hands doctrine, Accountability Correspondence, conscionability, contractarian, court of equity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198766773
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198766773.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Irit Samet, author
Reader in Private Law, The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London