Accessory Liability (Hart Studies in Private Law #13) (Paperback)

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Accessory liability in the private law is of great importance. Claimants often bring claims against third parties who participate in wrongs. For example, the 'direct wrongdoer' may be insolvent, so a claimant might prefer a remedy against an accessory in order to obtain satisfactory redress. However, the law in this area has not received the attention it deserves. The criminal law recognises that any person who 'aids, abets, counsels or procures' any offence can be punished as an accessory, but the private law is more fragmented. One reason for this is a tendency to compartmentalise the law of obligations into discrete subjects, such as contract, trusts, tort and intellectual property. This book suggests that by looking across such boundaries in the private law, the nature and principles of accessory liability can be better understood and doctrinal confusion regarding the elements of liability, defences and remedies resolved.Winner of the Joint Second SLS Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2015.

About the Author

Paul S Davies is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781509914104
ISBN-10: 1509914102
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Publication Date: May 25th, 2017
Pages: 328
Language: English
Series: Hart Studies in Private Law