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When Do Fiduciary Duties Arise?

Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 126, pp. 302-327, 2010

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 65/2010

24 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2010 Last revised: 13 Nov 2010

James J. Edelman

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Date Written: October 1, 2010

Abstract

This article considers when fiduciary duties arise. I explain that fiduciary duties are simply particular terms which are expressed or implied into voluntary (contractual and non-contractual) undertakings. I consider the development and central role of the undertaking and show that the process of implication of terms is identical to the process involved in determining whether fiduciary duties arise in particular undertakings. I then examine each of the most well recognised fiduciary duties and show how those duties are sometimes described as “fiduciary” and sometimes described as “implied terms.”

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Edelman, James J., When Do Fiduciary Duties Arise? (October 1, 2010). Law Quarterly Review, Vol. 126, pp. 302-327, 2010; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 65/2010. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1697656

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