J. A. Watson - The Duty to Account: Development and Principles (The Federation Press, Sydney, 2016)
Sydney Law Review, Vol. 39, No. 3, pp. 429-437, 2017
9 Pages Posted: 26 Oct 2017
Date Written: October 25, 2017
From detailed examination of the history of when English law recognised an obligation to account this book develops a principled basis on which the modern law can continue to recognise certain obligations to account. The obligation to account can arise regardless of whether there is a cause of action for a wrong, whether that wrong be in tort, contract, or equity’s exclusive jurisdiction.
Keywords: obligation to account, legal history of obligation to account, how obligation to account fits into taxonomy of other legal obligations, manner of enforcement of obligation to account
JEL Classification: K10, K12, K13, K30
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