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              Divergences in Private Law

              Divergences in Private Law (Hardback)

              Edited by Robertson, Andrew; Tilbury, Michael

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              Originally presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations held in Hong Kong in July 2014 -- ECIP galley.

              ISBN 9781782256601
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2016
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity
               

              The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity (Paperback)

              Edited by Robertson, Andrew; Tilbury, Michael

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              The development of the law of obligations across the common law world has been, and continues to be, a story of unity and divergence. Its common origins continue to exert a powerful stabilising influence, carried forward by a methodology that places heavy weight on the historical... foundations of legal principles. Divergence is, however, produced by numerous factors, including national and international human rights instruments, local statutory regimes, civil law influences, regional harmonisation, local circumstances and values and different political and legal cultures. The essays in this collection explore the forces that produce divergence, the countervailing forces that generate cohesion and consistency in the common law of obligations, and the influence that the major common law jurisdictions continue to exert over one another in this area of law. The chapters in this book were originally presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations held in Hong Kong in July 2014. A second collection, entitled Divergences in Private Law (ISBN: 9781782256601), will focus on particular departures from the common law mainstream and the causes and effects of those deviations.
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              ISBN 9781509921119
              Released NZ 26 Apr 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Reforming Law Reform - Perspectives from Hong Kong and Beyond
               

              Reforming Law Reform - Perspectives from Hong Kong and Beyond (Hardback)

              By Tilbury, Michael; Young, Simon N. M.; Ng, Ludwig

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              As a special administrative region of China, Hong Kong has its own legal system rooted in the common law. Reforms to this system take into account Hong Kong's unique conditions as an international city and draw widely on practices around the world. Since 1980 recommendations from... a Law Reform Commission, chaired by the Secretary for Justice, have resulted in comprehensive revisions in key areas of law, ranging from commercial arbitration and interception of communications to divorce and copyright. Recently, however, the government has been slow to act on the Commission's recommendations. Questions have also arisen about whether the Commission -- under-resourced, part-time, and government-led -- can really meet the needs of an increasingly sophisticated society. Is law reform itself also in need of reform? This collection of essays by distinguished experts from around the world seeks answers to the question. The book explores the varied experience of law reform in Hong Kong and other common law jurisdictions and makes recommendations for strengthening the process of law reform both in Hong Kong and elsewhere.
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              ISBN 9789888208241
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2014
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
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              The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity

              The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity (Hardback)

              Edited by Robertson, Andrew; Tilbury, Michael

              • RRP: $176.00
              • $137.28
              • Save $38.72
              • Temporarily out of stock

              The development of the law of obligations across the common law world has been, and continues to be, a story of unity and divergence. Its common origins continue to exert a powerful stabilising influence, carried forward by a methodology that places heavy weight on the historical... foundations of legal principles. Divergence is, however, produced by numerous factors, including national and international human rights instruments, local statutory regimes, civil law influences, regional harmonisation, local circumstances and values and different political and legal cultures. The essays in this collection explore the forces that produce divergence, the countervailing forces that generate cohesion and consistency in the common law of obligations, and the influence that the major common law jurisdictions continue to exert over one another in this area of law. The chapters in this book were originally presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations held in Hong Kong in July 2014. A second collection, entitled Divergences in Private Law (ISBN: 9781782256601), will focus on particular departures from the common law mainstream, the causes and effects of those deviations, and the extent to which they undermine the idea of the common law as a single, transnational body of law.
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              ISBN 9781782256564
              Released NZ 28 Jan 2016
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Divergences in Private Law
               

              Divergences in Private Law (Paperback)

              Edited by Robertson, Andrew; Tilbury, Michael

              • RRP: $84.99
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              This book is a study of doctrinal and methodological divergence in the common law of obligations. It explores particular departures from the common law mainstream and the causes and effects of those departures. Some divergences can be justified on the basis of a need to adapt the... common law of contract, torts, equity and restitution to local circumstances, or to bring them into conformity with local values. More commonly, however, doctrinal or methodological divergence simply reflects different approaches to common problems, or different views as to what justice or policy requires in particular circumstances. In some instances divergent methodologies lead to substantially the same results, while in others particular causes of action, defences, immunities or remedies recognised in one jurisdiction but not another undoubtedly produce different outcomes. Such cases raise interesting questions as to whether ultimate appellate courts should be slow to abandon principles that remain well accepted throughout the common law world, or cautious about taking a uniquely divergent path. The chapters in this book were originally presented at the Seventh Biennial Conference on the Law of Obligations held in Hong Kong in July 2014. A separate collection, entitled The Common Law of Obligations: Divergence and Unity (ISBN: 9781782256564), is also being published.
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              ISBN 9781509921126
              Released NZ 26 Apr 2018
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 19+ years
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