Restitution, unjust enrichment and related claims

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What is subrogation? Subrogation is an equitable mechanism aimed at preventing unjust enrichment by permitting one party to ‘step into the shoes’ of another and to bring...

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There are a number of defences that should be considered when faced with a restitutionary claim for unjust enrichment. Essentially, these defences are available where it...

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Companies can find themselves victims of fraud or the vehicles for fraud perpetrated by management. In the former case, assets belonging to the company are...

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Claims for knowing receipt (sometimes also known as ‘unconscionable receipt’) and for dishonest assistance are sometimes referred to as ‘accessory liability’ in that they...

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What is the nature of the constructive trust? There are two categories of 'constructive trustee' as described by Lord Sumption in Williams: • the first category comprises...

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What are proprietary remedies? General principles A proprietary remedy is one which attaches to specific property (as opposed to a ‘personal remedy’ ie a damages claim...

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This Practice Note considers the availability of proprietary remedies following rescission and rectification. Where a contract (or gift) has been rescinded or a contract...

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A proprietary remedy is one which attaches to specific property (as opposed to a ‘personal remedy’ ie a damages claim for money). That is not to say then when considering...

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When is quantum meruit and quantum valebat relevant? Claims in quantum meruit (value of services) and quantum valebat (value of goods) arise in diverse situations ranging...

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What is unjust enrichment and when is it used? A claim based on unjust enrichment is one which seeks to restore to an innocent party the gains that someone else has...

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As summarised in: Restitution and unjust enrichment—overview, restitution is concerned with reversing one party’s unfair or unjust benefit obtained at the expense of...

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What are damages? The term ‘damages’ refers to any amount of money awarded by a court in order to compensate a claimant who has suffered loss or damage as a result of a...

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