Principles of the Law of Restitution in Singapore
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The law of restitution is a major branch of private law which is not
This is the first book dedicated to the law of restitution in
Singapore providing an analysis of the principles of the law of restitution
with reference to two distinct parts, namely, unjust enrichment and restitution
for wrongs. The prevention of unjust enrichment as an independent legal
principle, capable of founding causes of action, gained currency as an
independent branch of the common law in Singapore only in the 1990s.
introduces readers to the central concepts and controversies in the law of
restitution, focusing on unjust enrichment and restitution for wrongs as organising
themes. Leading decisions in Singapore and other Commonwealth jurisdictions are
used to explain the fundamental concepts in the law of restitution.
Table of Contents
the Plaintiff’s Expense
with Ownership or Ignorance or Lack of Consent
Undue Influence and Unconscionable Transactions
10 Restitution and Proprietary Remedies
11 Change of Position
12 Other Defences
Tang Hang Wu is Professor of Law and Director
of the Centre for Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia at the School of Law,
Singapore Management University. Hang Wu has published widely and his work has
been relied on by all levels of the Singapore courts, the Royal Court of
Jersey, the Caribbean Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Malaysia, law reform committees
in the Commonwealth, major textbooks and law journals. Apart from his work in
academia, Hang Wu advises members of Singapore’s legal profession and relevant
government ministries on complex legal issues pertaining to restitution,
property, trusts and charities and often acts as Counsel before the Singapore
courts on such issues. He is also sought after as an expert witness on
Singapore law in international litigation and arbitration proceedings.
Delivery will commence from 19 August 2019.
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