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Would It Be Unconscionable …?

ELIZABETH COOKE

in The Modern Law of Estoppel

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198262220
eISBN:
9780191714412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262220.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In deciding whether or not it is wrong, or unconscionable, for the maker of a representation to go back on it, the courts consider a number of factors. One must look at the conditions for estoppel ... More


Liability for Nonfeasance in English Private Law

Jeroen Kortmann

in Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In this chapter the position in English law on liability for nonfeasance is subjected to a closer analysis. Here, some specific circumstances that may give rise to affirmative duties are assessed and ... More


Contract Law and Theory in 1770–1

P. S. Atiyah

in The Rise and Fall of Freedom of Contract

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255277
eISBN:
9780191681578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255277.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter examines contract law and theory in England in 1770. It discusses the concepts and principles of the evidentiary role of promises, fair exchange, quasi-contract, detrimental reliance, ... More


Asset Protection and Insolvency

Jonathan Hilliard and Jack Watson

in International Trust Disputes, Second Edition

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2021
ISBN:
9780198832737
eISBN:
9780191932328
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198832737.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Trusts

The use of trusts to protect assets from the effects of insolvency has long been an attractive option for those who wish to ring-fence their assets against the claims of creditors. In modern asset ... More


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