Research Handbook on Remedies in Private Law by Roger Halson (Editor); David Campbell (Editor)The purpose and doctrinal structure of private law remedies has undergone fundamental questioning over the last 25 years. This Research Handbook comprehensively and authoritatively reviews the contemporary challenges in research regarding remedies in private law. The Research Handbook on Remedies in Private Law focuses on the most important issues throughout contract, equity, restitution and tort law as they have arisen in the major common law jurisdictions, touching upon those of other jurisdictions where pertinent. Leading contributors from across the globe thoroughly analyse the steps taken to improve the clarity and functioning of the law and examine additions to the law's difficulties.Providing a uniquely in-depth engagement with the doctrine and theory of the topic, this Research Handbook will be of great interest to academics and students working and studying contract, equity, restitution or tort law, as well as practising lawyers in the field.
Call Number: E-BOOK
Publication Date: 2019
Rights, Wrongs, and Injustices by Stephen A. SmithRights, Wrongs, and Injustices is the first comprehensive account of the scope, foundations, and structure of remedial law in common law jurisdictions. The rules governing the kinds of complaints that common law courts will accept are generally well understood. However, the rules governingwhen and how they respond to such complaints are not. This book provides that understanding. It argues that remedies are judicial rulings, and that remedial law is the law governing their availability and content. Focusing on rulings that resolve private law disputes (for example, damages,injunctions, and restitutionary orders), this book explains why remedial law is distinctive, how it relates to substantive law, and what its foundational principles are.The book advances four main arguments. First, the question of what courts should do when individuals seek their assistance (the focus of remedial law) is different from the question of how individuals should treat one another in their day-to-day lives (the focus of substantive law). Second, remediesprovide distinctive reasons to perform the actions they command; in particular, they provide reasons different from those provided by either rules or sanctions. Third, remedial law has a complex relationship to substantive law. Some remedies are responses to rights-threats, others to wrongs, and yetothers to injustices. Further, remedies respond to these events in different ways: while many remedies (merely) replicate substantive duties, others modify substantive duties and some create entirely new duties. Finally, remedial law is underpinned by general principles - principles that cut acrossthe traditional distinctions between so-called "legal" and "equitable" remedies. Together, these arguments provide an understanding of remedial law that takes the concept of a remedy seriously, classifies remedies according to their grounds and content, illuminates the relationship between remediesand substantive law, and presents remedial law as a body of principles rather than a historical category.