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Friday, 9 December 2016

Goff & Jones: The Law of Unjust EnrichmentThe Law of Unjust Enrichment 9th edition

Sweet & Maxwell has published the ninth edition of Goff & Jones: The Law of Unjust Enrichment edited by Professor Charles Mitchell (UCL), Professor Paul Mitchell (UCL) and Dr Stephen Watterson.

Goff & Jones is the leading work on the law of unjust enrichment. The first edition appeared fifty years ago, in 1966, and successive editions have played a major role in establishing the central importance of the subject for private and commercial law. The text is comprehensive in coverage and written by highly respected scholars who analyse and explain the principles governing claims in unjust enrichment, demonstrating how these principles have been applied through detailed discussion of case-law. The book is frequently cited in court and continues to set the agenda for future developments in the field.

The new 9th Edition is completely up-to-date and contains detailed discussion of important decisions since the last edition. Many chapters have been rewritten to take account of significant new cases, and their impact on topics including the valuation of enrichments, the recovery of benefits from remote recipients, the recovery of benefits transferred by mistake, the recovery of money paid as tax that is not due, and the content of the tracing rules and their significance for the award of proprietary remedies.

For more information about this book, please refer to the Sweet & Maxwell website. For information about other publications by Dr Watterson, see hisĀ Faculty Profile.

'The Global Futures of Unjust Enrichment' April 2017

The book's three authors are also organising two-day international conference next year entitled 'The Global Futures of Unjust Enrichment', to mark the book's fiftieth anniversary. The conference will be held on 21-22 April 2017 at the UCL Gustave Tuck Theatre, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London WC1.

The conference honours the memory of the book's first authors, Lord Goff of Chieveley and Professor Gareth Jones, who both died in 2016. The conference brings together leading scholars from around the world to consider the future of unjust enrichment in overseas jurisdictions, and to discuss current problems and controversies in English law.

CPD accreditation is available for both days.