Samuel Beswick

Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

Assistant Professor

1822 East Mall

Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z1

Canada

http://allard.ubc.ca/about-us/our-people/samuel-beswick

Harvard Law School

Private Law Fellow (2019-20)

1575 Massachusetts

Hauser 406

Cambridge, MA 02138

United States

http://scholar.harvard.edu/beswick

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

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Scholarly Papers (29)

1.

Holding Deposit Agreements: Pre-Tenancy Obligations and Rights

Landlord & Tenant Review, vol. 19(4), pp. 143-147, 2015
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Jul 2015
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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deposits, landlords’ duties, leases, residential tenancies, tenants’ rights, Landlord and Tenant Act, rental agent, conditional contract, agreement for lease, Property Ombudsman

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Retroactive Adjudication

Yale Law Journal, vol. 130(2), pp. 276-365, 2020
Number of pages: 90 Posted: 19 Feb 2020 Last Revised: 25 Nov 2020
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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retrospective, retrospectivity, prospective overruling, jurisprudence, federal courts, legal theory, legal philosophy, remedies, restitution, rights of action, limitations, repose, equity, new equity, laches, discoverability, civil recourse, sunburst, harper, declaratory theory of adjudication

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Error of Law: An Exception to the Discoverability Principle?

Osgoode Hall Law Journal, vol. 57(2), pp. 295-341, 2020
Number of pages: 47 Posted: 21 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2021
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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private law, restitution, mistake of law, Limitation Act, limitation postponement, reasonable diligence, Kleinwort Benson, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, Franked Investment Income Group, Prudential Assurance, Nielsen, Central Trust v Rafuse, Goodswimmer v Canada, Salna v Awad, Canadian Legion Norwood

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Enforcing a Holding Deposit Agreement

Landlord & Tenant Review, vol. 22(3), pp. 88-91, 2018
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 12 Jul 2018
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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deposits, landlords’ duties, leases, residential tenancies, tenants’ rights, Rent Act, Tenant Fees Act, letting agent, conditional contract, agreement for lease, reservation fee, key money, security deposit, pre-tenancy, unfair terms, repudiation, breach of contract, Money Claim, County Court

The Divergent Paths of Commonwealth Privacy Torts

Supreme Court Law Review, vol. 84(2d), pp. 225-267, 2018
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 19 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 27 Mar 2019
Samuel Beswick and William Fotherby
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia and Independent
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Privacy, Misuse of Private Information, Breach of Confidence, Tort, Invasion of Privacy, Intrusion on Seclusion, Publication of Private Matters, Injunction, Article 8, Freedom of Expression

The Divergent Paths of Commonwealth Privacy Torts

Part IV in Margaret I. Hall (ed), The Canadian Law of Obligations: Private Law for the 21st Century and Beyond, pp. 225-267 (Toronto: LexisNexis, 2018)
Posted: 26 Mar 2019
Samuel Beswick and William Fotherby
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia and Independent

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Privacy, Misuse of Private Information, Breach of Confidence, Tort, Invasion of Privacy, Intrusion on Seclusion, Publication of Private Matters, Injunction, Article 8, Freedom of Expression

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Discoverability Principles and the Law's Mistakes

Law Quarterly Review, vol. 136(1), pp. 139-164, 2020
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 26 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 24 Jun 2020
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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private law, unjust enrichment, mistake of law, Limitation Act, limitation postponement, reasonable diligence, abuse of process, settled view of law, Franked Investment Income Group Litigation, Prudential Assurance, Ipswich Town Football Club v Suffolk Constabulary, AB v Ministry of Defence

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Tenant Fees Act 2019: A Welcome Reform

Landlord & Tenant Review, vol. 23(3), pp. 79-81, 2019
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Mar 2019 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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landlords’ duties, leases, residential tenancies, tenants’ rights, Housing Act, Tenant Fees Act, letting agent, deposits, holding deposit agreement, agreement for lease, reservation fee, key money, security deposit, pre-tenancy, unfair terms, repudiation, breach of contract, ARLA Propertymark

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Tenant Fees Bill: Good Intentions – Weak Protections

Landlord & Tenant Review, vol. 22(6), pp. 203-207, 2018
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 26 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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landlords’ duties, leases, residential tenancies, tenants’ rights, Housing Act, Tenant Fees Act, letting agent, deposits, holding deposit agreement, agreement for lease, reservation fee, key money, security deposit, pre-tenancy, unfair terms, repudiation, breach of contract, ARLA Propertymark

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Reflections on Building and then Teaching in a HyFlex Classroom at Allard Hall

The Advocate, vol. 79(1), pp. 75-79, 2021
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Apr 2021
Douglas C. Harris and Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia and Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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pedagogy, remote teaching, hybrid, legal education, technology, socratic, classroom, small group, zoom, logitech, pandemic, covid

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Letting Agents: Servants of Two Masters?

Housing Matters, Issue 128, pp. 2-3, 2019
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 26 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 05 Feb 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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rental agent, fiduciary duty, agents' duties, landlords' duties, leases, residential tenancies, tenants’ rights, Consumer Rights Act, Housing Act, Tenant Fees Act, ARLA Propertymark, david cox, holding deposit, agreement for lease, pre-tenancy, unfair terms, repudiation, breach of contract

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Submission to the Ministry of Justice on Judicial Review: Proposals for Reform – ‘Prospective Invalidation/Overruling’

Judicial Review Reform Consultation, Ministry of Justice, United Kingdom, 2021
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 05 May 2021
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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non-retrospective, retroactive, judicial method, stare decisis, jurisprudence, Independent Review of Administrative Law, IRAL, mistake of law, declaratory theory, limitations, laches, suspended declaration, judicial dialogue, judicial activism, prospective overruling, judicial law-making

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Submission to House of Commons Public Bill Committee on Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill 2019-21

Public Bill Committee, House of Commons, Parliament of the United Kingdom, 2020
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 09 Dec 2020
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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limitations, long-stop, backstop, Dicey, rule of law, equality principle, qualified immunity, officer immunity, personal injury, retroactive, retrospective, prosecutorial discretion

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Cancelling a Holding Deposit Agreement

Housing Matters, Issue 130, pp.4-5, 2019
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 13 Jun 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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landlords’ duties, leases, residential tenancies, tenants’ rights, Tenant Fees Act, Consumer Rights Act, Housing Act, letting agent, deposits, holding deposit agreement, agreement for lease, reservation fee, key money, security deposit, pre-tenancy, unfair terms, repudiation, breach of contract

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Targeted Visual Surveillance in New Zealand: An Analysis and Critique of the Search and Surveillance Bill

New Zealand Law Students' Journal, pp. 239-266, 2010
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 30 Mar 2015
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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surveillance, visual, NZBORA, police, warrants

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Perlustration in the Pathless Woods: Hamed v R

Auckland University Law Review, pp. 291-299, 2011
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 30 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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NZBORA, s21, Hamed, search, surveillance, video, visual

The Discoverability of Mistakes of Law

Lloyd’s Maritime & Commercial Law Quarterly, pp. 112-137, 2019
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 28 Feb 2019 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2021
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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private law, restitution, mistake of law, Limitation Act, limitation postponement, reasonable diligence, abuse of process, settled view of law, Franked Investment Income Group Litigation, Prudential Assurance, Ipswich Town Football Club v Suffolk Constabulary, AB v Ministry of Defence

The Discoverability of Mistakes of Law

Posted: 28 Feb 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

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private law, restitution, mistake of law, Limitation Act, limitation postponement, reasonable diligence, abuse of process, settled view of law, Franked Investment Income Group Litigation, Prudential Assurance, Ipswich Town Football Club v Suffolk Constabulary, AB v Ministry of Defence

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From Foundations to Finish? The Continuing Duty Doctrine and Limitations

New Zealand Law Review, pp. 505-520, 2013
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 30 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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duty of care, limitation, continuing duty, longstop, construction

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Tort Law: Cases and Commentaries

2021 CanLIIDocs 1859, https://canlii.ca/t/t9st
Number of pages: 799 Posted: 22 Sep 2021
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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casebook, torts, trespass, negligence, novel duty of care, strict liability, remedies, theory, civil recourse, comparative, Canada, common law, Commonwealth, pedagogy, law school, open access

19.

Privacy: Rights, Remedies and Reform

New Zealand Law Journal, p. 166, 2015
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 10 May 2015 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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privacy, seclusion, surveillance, video, visual, voyeur, revenge porn, cyberbullying

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Surveilling the Stopgap

New Zealand Law Journal, pp. 404-407, 2011
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 31 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2019
Samuel Beswick and William Fotherby
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia and Independent
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NZBORA, s21, Hamed, search, surveillance, video, visual, warrant

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For Your (Government's) Eyes Only

New Zealand Law Journal, pp. 213-216, 2012
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 01 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 26 Mar 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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NZBORA, s21, Hamed, search, surveillance, privacy, video, visual, communications, tracking, warrant

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Two Spying Tales

New Zealand Law Journal, pp. 213-214, 2013
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 01 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 01 Apr 2019
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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RIPSA, RIPA, ECHR, article 8, NZBORA, s21, search, surveillance, video, visual, warrant

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Submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee on the Video Camera Surveillance (Temporary Measures) Bill 2011

Justice and Electoral Select Committee, New Zealand Parliament
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Dec 2020
Samuel Beswick and William Fotherby
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia and Independent
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surveillance, visual, covert, NZBORA, police, warrants, search and seizure

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Submission to the Justice and Electoral Committee on the Search and Surveillance Bill 2009

Justice and Electoral Select Committee, New Zealand Parliament
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Dec 2020
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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surveillance, visual, covert, NZBORA, police, warrants, search and seizure

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‘Losses in Any Event’ in the Case of Damage to Property

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, vol. 35(4), pp. 755-775, 2015
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 02 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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causation, damages, interpretation, legal theory, private law, tort

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The Decline of the Fish/Mammal Distinction?

University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, vol. 165, pp. 91-97, 2017
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 07 Aug 2018 Last Revised: 07 Apr 2021
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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QI, No Such Thing as a Fish, critical legal studies, legal realism, deconstruction, epistemology, theory of adjudication, public/private distinction, private law

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Unjust Enrichment: Principle or Cause of Action?

Restitution 2021, pp. 1.1.1-1.1.15 (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2021)
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Oct 2021
Lionel Smith and Samuel Beswick
McGill University, Faculty of Law, Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law and Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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restitution, quasi-contract, juristic reason, unjust factor, money had and received, mistake of fact, compulsion, fraud, indebitatus assumpsit, Birks, McInnes, McCamus, Pettkus, Garland, Bhasin, Macferlan, Solari, BMP Global

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The Overpaid Tax Litigation: Roadblocked

Modern Law Review, vol. 84, https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2230.12630, Forthcoming
Posted: 19 Apr 2021
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

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discoverability, limitation postponement, reasonable diligence, error of law, discovery rule, abuse of process, settled view, declaratory theory, prospective overruling, retroactive, retrospective, unjust enrichment, restitution, Taxes Management Act, Kleinwort Benson, Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, DMG

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Don't Tell Me What the Papers Say: PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd

Journal of Civil Litigation and Practice, vol. 5, pp. 212-220, 2016
Posted: 21 Jun 2018
Samuel Beswick and William Fotherby
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia and Independent

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Privacy, misuse of private information, breach of confidence, tort, invasion of privacy, publication, injunction, Article 8, freedom of expression

Other Papers (1)

Total Downloads: 2
1.

Letting Agent Fee Ban Consultation

Better Rented and Leasehold Sector Division, Department for Communities and Local Government, United Kingdom
Number of pages: 1 Posted: 04 Dec 2020
Samuel Beswick
Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia
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deposits, landlords’ duties, leases, residential tenancies, tenants’ rights, Landlord and Tenant Act, rental agent, conditional contract, agreement for lease, Property Ombudsman