Natural Law and Natural Rights

Natural Law and Natural Rights Author John Finnis
ISBN-10 9780199599134
Year 2011-04-07
Pages 494
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Natural Law and Natural Rights is widely recognised as a seminal contribution to the philosophy of law, and an essential reference point for all students of the subject. This new edition includes a substantial postscript by the author responding to thirty years of comment, criticism, and further work in the field.

Introduction to Company Law

Introduction to Company Law Author Paul Lyndon Davies
ISBN-10 9780199601325
Year 2010-09-23
Pages 322
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Part of the 'Clarendon Law Series' this volume offers a concise introduction to company law. It sets out the five key functions of company law, as well as examining how to maximise the benefits whilst minimising the costs of creating a company.

Equity

Equity Author Sarah Worthington
ISBN-10 9780191018619
Year 2006-08-17
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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This second edition of Sarah Worthington's Equity maintains the clear ambitions of the first. It sets out the basic principles of equity, and illustrates them by reference to commercial and domestic examples of their operation. The book comprehensively and succinctly describes the role of equity in creating and developing rights and obligations, remedies and procedures that differ in important ways from those provided by the common law itself. Worthington delivers a complete reworking of the material traditionally described as equity. In doing this, she provides a thorough examination of the fundamental principles underpinning equity's most significant incursions into the modern law of property, contract, tort, and unjust enrichment. In addition, she exposes the possibilities, and the need, for coherent substantive integration of common law and equity. Such integration she perceives as crucial to the continuing success of the modern common law legal system. This book provides an accessible and elementary exploration of equity's place in our modern legal system, whilst also tackling the most taxing and controversial questions which our dual system of law and equity raises.

Reading HLA Hart s The Concept of Law

Reading HLA Hart s  The Concept of Law Author Luís Duarte d'Almeida
ISBN-10 9781782252160
Year 2014-07-18
Pages 318
Language en
Publisher A&C Black
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More than 50 years after it was first published, The Concept of Law remains the most important work of legal philosophy in the English-speaking world. In this volume, written for both students and specialists, 13 leading scholars look afresh at Hart's great book. Unique in format, the volume proceeds sequentially through all the main ideas in The Concept of Law: each contributor addresses a single chapter of Hart's book, critically discussing its arguments in light of subsequent developments in the field. Four concluding essays assess the continued relevance for jurisprudence of the 'persistent questions' identified by Hart at the beginning of The Concept of Law. The collection also includes Hart's 'Answers to Eight Questions', written in 1988 and never before published in English. Contributors include Timothy Endicott, Richard HS Tur, Pavlos Eleftheriadis, John Gardner, Grant Lamond, Nicos Stavropoulos, Leslie Green, John Tasioulas, Jeremy Waldron, John Finnis, Frederick Schauer, Pierluigi Chiassoni and Nicola Lacey.

The Concept of Law

The Concept of Law Author HLA Hart
ISBN-10 0199644691
Year 2012-10-25
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Fifty years on from its first publication, The Concept of Law is still the starting point for the study of legal philosophy and is widely heralded as a classic work of modern philosophy. This third edition features a new introduction by Leslie Green, looking at Hart's work from the perspective of modern jurisprudence.

The Concept of Law

The Concept of Law Author Herbert Lionel Adolphus Hart
ISBN-10 9780199644698
Year 2012-10-25
Pages 333
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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The Concept of Law is one of the most influential texts in English-language jurisprudence. 50 years after its first publication its relevance has not diminished and in this third edition, Leslie Green adds an introduction that places the book in a contemporary context, highlighting key questions about Hart's arguments and outlining the main debates it has prompted in the field. The complete text of the second edition is replicated here, including Hart'sPostscript, with fully updated notes to include modern references and further reading.

The Conflict of Laws

The Conflict of Laws Author Adrian Briggs
ISBN-10 9780191668630
Year 2013-04-25
Pages 434
Language en
Publisher OUP Oxford
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Adrian Briggs' invaluable introduction to the study of the conflict of laws provides a survey and analysis of the rules of private international law as they apply in England. The volume covers general principles, jurisdiction, and the effect of foreign judgments; choice of law for contractual and non-contractual obligations, the private international law of property, of persons, and of corporations. It does so in a manner which explains and illuminates the principles which underpin the subject in a clear and coherent fashion, as the wealth of literature, case law, and legislation often obscures the architecture of the subject and unnecessarily complicates study. This new edition organizes its material in light of European legislation on private international law, reflecting the shift towards understanding private international law as European law with a common law background instead of common law with European legislative influences. The author's approach is focused on the law and avoids the more abstract theory; as the theory of the conflict of laws is actually to be found in and by applying the legislation and jurisprudence to the cases and issues which arise in private international litigation and legal advice.

Discrimination Law

Discrimination Law Author Sandra Fredman
ISBN-10 9780199584420
Year 2011-05-26
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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A highly readable introduction to equality law and how it has adjusted to new and complex problems. Including an historical overview and comparative analysis, it thematically illuminates and discusses the major issues in discrimination law. This edition incorporates recent changes to the law, most importantly the Equality Act 2010.

Administrative Law

Administrative Law Author Peter Cane
ISBN-10 9780199692323
Year 2011
Pages 452
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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The fifth edition of this key student text provides an accessible and stimulating account of the legal framework of public administration. The new edition has been thoroughly reorganized to reflect the modern tranformation in the perception of the nature and function of administrative law.

Personal Property Law

Personal Property Law Author Michael G. Bridge
ISBN-10 1854315811
Year 1996
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher Blackstone Press
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Providing a definition of personal property law, the author demonstrates why an understanding of the principles of personal property is important. In defining the various types, he discusses the common law interests (ownership and possession) and in the process deals with the proprietarycharacteristic of bailment. There is also an outline discussion of equitable interests.;Michael Bridge describes the means by which the common law protects interests in personal property, and discusssses the ways in which interests are conveyed at common law. He examines the rule of "nemo dat quodnon habet" with its various exceptions, and in treating the assignment of choices in action compares it with negotiability. Finally, there is an introduction to security over personal property in the form of lien, pledge, charge and mortgage. Important changes since the first edition include theSale of Goods (Amendment) Act 1995 and the Treasure Act 1996.

An Introduction to the Law of Trusts

An Introduction to the Law of Trusts Author Simon Gardner
ISBN-10 9780199545742
Year 2011-05-05
Pages 355
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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This text provides a concise and analytical overview of the English law of trusts, drawing out especially this area's underlying concerns and suggesting ways in which the rules can be explained and evaluated.

Employment Law

Employment Law Author Hugh Collins
ISBN-10 9780199566556
Year 2010
Pages 265
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
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This updated edition offers a fresh approach to the law governing employment relations, emphasizing the contemporary policy themes of social inclusion, competitiveness, and the rights of citizenship in the workplace. It acts as a succinct and accessible overview for those new to the subject as well as an excellent summary for students. Employment Law covers all the main areas of the subject including contracts of employment, anti-discrimination law, trade unions, industrial action, and human rights in the workplace. It also discusses how UK law, under the influence of EU law and international protection of human rights, has been transformed for the twentieth-first century by pursuing new goals such as helping to achieve a better balance between work and life, to improve the competitiveness of business through partnership institutions, and to provide superior protection for the basic rights of employees in the workplace. Offering frequent comparisons with the law of other countries, including the United States, the book also discusses the effectiveness of employment regulation as well as examining the different national and transnational methods available.

An Introduction to Tort Law

An Introduction to Tort Law Author Tony Weir
ISBN-10 0199290377
Year 2006
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher
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The second edition of An Introduction to Tort Law offers a clear exposition to the rapidly developing law of tort in Britain. For those coming to the subject for the first time it provides a succinct and thoughtful overview; ideal as an introduction, it will also be of use and interest to those engaged in the course or completing it, for it pulls themes together, illustrates important distinctions and provokes reflection on what has already been learnt. Many of the areas subjected to analysis and discussion are highly topical, such as the invasion of the privacy of celebrities, and liability for medical mishaps and industrial diseases. On these and many other subjects of relevance in modern society, Weir's comments act as a springboard for further study and reflection, as well as presenting an authoritative overview, enlivened by a fascinating and critical commentary, of the present situation and how we reached it. The second edition naturally includes recent developments in tort law, the most significant of which is doubtless the incorporation into English law of the European Convention on Human Rights. This has not only affected the outcome in a number of cases, but also brought about changes in our vocabulary, interpretation of enactments, and treatment of precedent, which are rather less easily documented.

The Anthropology of Law

The Anthropology of Law Author Fernanda Pirie
ISBN-10 9780199696840
Year 2013-10
Pages 268
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Questions about the nature of law, its relationship with custom, and the distinctive form of legal rules, categories, and reasoning, are placed at the centre of this introduction to the anthropology of law. It brings empirical scholarship within the scope of legal philosophy, while suggesting new avenues of inquiry for the anthropologist. Going beyond the functional and instrumental aspects of law that underlie traditional ethnographic studies of order and conflict resolution, The Anthropology of Law considers contemporary debates on human rights and new forms of property, but also delves into the rich corpus of texts and codes studied by legal historians, classicists, and orientalist scholars. Studies of the great legal systems of ancient China, India, and the Islamic world, unjustly neglected by anthropologists, are examined alongside forms of law created on their peripheries. The coutumes of medieval Europe, the codes drawn up by tribal groups in Tibet and the Yemen, village laws on both sides of the Mediterranean, and the intricate codes of saga in Iceland provide rich empirical detail for the author's analysis of the cross-cultural importance of the form of law, as text or rule, and the relative marginality of its functions as an instrument of government or foundation of social order. Carefully-selected examples shed new light upon the interrelations and distinctions between law, custom, and justice. Gradually an argument unfolds concerning the tensions between legalistic thought and argument, and the ideological or aspirational claims to embody justice, morality, and religious truth which lie at the heart of what we think of as law.

Contract Theory

Contract Theory Author Stephen A. Smith
ISBN-10 0198765614
Year 2004
Pages 450
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
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Smith presents an examination of our understanding of the theoretical foundations of the common law of contract. The book helps readers understand the nature of the idea and justification of contractual obligation.