Confusio: Reference to Roman Law in the House of Lords and the Development of English Private Law
Roman Legal Tradition, Vol. 5, pp. 24-66, 2009
43 Pages Posted: 26 Dec 2009 Last revised: 29 Dec 2009
Date Written: December 22, 2009
This paper examines the use of Roman law by members of the House of Lords in three recent decisions: Fairchild vs. Glenhaven Funeral Services  UKHL 22; Foskett vs. McKeown  1 AC 102; and OBG vs. Allan  UKHL 21, The contrasting views of Professor Peter Birks and Professor Sir Basil Markesinis are considered, and it is argued that within the decisions can be seen the value of reference to Roman law.
Keywords: Roman Law, Tort, Unjust Enrichment, Restitution, Comparative Law, English Law
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