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Debt on Informal Contracts

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of debt on informal contracts in England. During the medieval period, a plaintiff in debt could base his claim upon an informal contract when there is no record or ... More


7. The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

D. J. IBBETSON

in A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780198764113
eISBN:
9780191709852
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764113.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This chapter shows how, in the 16th century, the action of trespass on the case came to be established as the primary, ordinary remedy for the imposition of liability on informal contracts. The route ... More


The Organisation of Roman Contract

Peter Birks

in The Roman Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198719274
eISBN:
9780191788543
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719274.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This chapter examines the principles of organisation which underpin the Roman law of contracts, and how these relate to the major tasks that any law of contract would have to perform. It also looks ... More


Pecuniary Returns to Working Conditions

Christophe J. Nordman and Smriti Sharma

in Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises in Vietnam

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
April 2020
ISBN:
9780198851189
eISBN:
9780191885921
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851189.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Using matched worker-firm data from three waves of the Vietnam Small and Medium Enterprises data, we examine whether workers are compensated with higher wages for working in vulnerable jobs and ... More


Transmission of Liability on Death

A.W.B. Simpson

in A History of the Common Law of Contract: The Rise of the Action of Assumpsit

Published in print:
1987
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198255734
eISBN:
9780191681622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198255734.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter examines the history of the law of contract in England concerning the transmission of liability on death. During the Middle Ages, executors and administrators of estates were not in ... More


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