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Collecting together 47 essays from colleagues and friends of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, this book commemorates his work and contribution to law and legal scholarship, including his role as a judge of the UK Supreme Court and his interests in Roman law, Scots law, and legal history.
This multi-disciplinary, multi-jurisdictional collection offers the first ever full-scale analysis of legal fictions. Its focus is on fictions in legal practice, examining and evaluating their roles in a variety of different areas of practice (e.g. in Tort Law, Criminal Law and Intellectual Property Law) and in different times and places (e.g. in Roman Law, Rabbinic Law and the Common Law). The collection approaches the topic in part through the discussion of certain key classical statements by theorists including Jeremy Bentham, Alf Ross, Hans Vaihinger, Hans Kelsen and Lon Fuller. The collection opens with the first-ever translation into English of Kelsen’s review of Vaihinger’s As If. The 17 chapters are divided into four parts: 1) a discussion of the principal theories of fictions, as above, with a focus on Kelsen, Bentham, Fuller and classical pragmatism; 2) a discussion of the relationship between fictions and language; 3) a theoretical and historical examination and evaluation of fictions in the common law; and 4) an account of fictions in different practice areas and in different legal cultures. The collection will be of interest to theorists and historians of legal reasoning, as well as scholars and practitioners of the law more generally, in both common and civil law traditions.
The contributions to this volume are concerned with the Roman law of antiquity in its broadest sense, covering both private and public law from the Roman Republic to the Byzantine era, including legal papyrology. They also examine the reception of Roman law in Western Europe and its colonies (specifically the Dutch East Indies) from the Middle Ages to the promulgation of the German Burgerliche Gesetzbuch in 1900. They reflect the wide interests of Professor Boudewijn Sirks, whom the volume honours on the occasion of his retirement and whose work and career have transcended frontiers and nations.
NEW in paperbackFrom the Reviews of the hardback edition: This is a fascinating and thought-provoking collection of eight essays..... Taken together they represent a coherent and compelling exposition of the English law of obligations.... One is left with the picture of an author] ... who remains a devotee of "practical scholarship" and the deductive technique of the common law and has a grasp on its intricacies second to non."Edwin Peel, The Law Quarterly Review, 1999" These essays], all concerned with various aspects of contract, tort and unjust enrichment, are a pleasure to peruse, and a distinct cut above the usual lacklustre collection of past triumphs now beyond their sell-by date. Without exception they are both topical and relevant: ... together they form a readable, scholarly and eclectic mixture of exposition and polemic, of speculation and analysis"Andrew Tettenborn, The Cambridge Law Journal, 1999 .."quite simply the most convincing and complete explanation of the law of obligations that is currently available - the book is thorough, compelling, definitive, and highly important."Paul Kearns, Anglo-American Law Review, 1999"an extremely important work, produced by a leading academic."David Wright, Adelaide Law Review
This book reflects the wide range of current scholarship on Roman law, covering private, criminal and public law.
This book is an article by article commentary of the UNIDROIT Principles on international commercial contracts, the most important set of rules which parties to an international contract can choose to govern their agreement. The UNIDROIT Principles have been elaborated by an international team of distinguished practitioners and academics on the basis of the rules of contracts law that are common or at least acceptable to all national legal orders. This Commentaryallows easy and structured access to the Principles by offering a digest of, and extensive refrences to, the existing case law and literature, as well as comparison with existing national and international legislation and its application in practice. This book is a useful tool for practitioners andscholars needing quick and reliable information for the legal assessment of cases or for research on the law of international contracts
The last several years have seen fundamental changes to the UK tax system. Nearly the entirety of the UK corporation tax and international tax rules have been rewritten by three new statutes ? the Corporation Tax Acts 2009 and 2010 and the Taxation (International and Other Provisions) Act 2010. The UK has also implemented major new policies affecting the taxation of pensions, charities, savings vehicles, 'non-doms' and the foreign profits of UK companies. In addition, European Union law, and especially the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union, has had an increasingly important impact on UK corporation tax and international tax law in particular. This new book on advanced topics in UK tax law is derived from material previously found in John Tiley's major text on Revenue Law that has been expanded and comprehensively updated to take account of these developments. The book deals with Corporation Tax, International and European Tax, Savings and Charities, in a manageable and portable volume for law students and practitioners. It complements the material on UK Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax, and Inheritance Tax found in Revenue Law, 7th edition. Unlike other tax law books, this text explains the new rules found in CTA 2009, CTA 2010 and TIOPA 2010 in light of its legislative predecessors. The book contains extensive references to the new legislation and also to the former enactments in ICTA 1988 and elsewhere. Those familiar with the old law but wanting to find their way round the new will find this work particularly valuable. The book is designed for law students taking advanced tax courses in the final year of their law degree course and for graduate students, but is intended to be of interest to all who enjoy tax law. Its purpose is not only to provide an account of the rules but to include citation of the relevant literature from legal periodicals and some discussion of or reference to the background material in terms of policy, history or other countries' tax systems.

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