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  • Hardcover: 1664 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford; 3 edition (8 Aug 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199661774
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199661770
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 6.9 x 18.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,025,123 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Review from previous edition There must be very few of us who would not benefit from, and be much better informed as a result of having a copy of English Private Law on our shelves. (Stephen Watterson, LQR, 124)

I find it to be a unique achievement among scholarly law books, and am continually surprised at the depth of analysis offered by a book that appears to offer a bird's eye view of English Private Law....It is written by undoubted experts...it is lucid, succinct, and yet it is immensely broad in its scope... (Professor Sir John H Baker University of Cambridge)

The book is an essential part of any Euopean law library of repute...It is immensely useful to scholars and lawyers working in other jurisdictions seeking a clear account of English law and scholarly analysis of difficult subject areas. (Professor Dr Reinhard Zimmermann Max Planck Institute, Hamburg)

It is a very important book that offers an impressive overview of the laws of England. (Marion Simmons QC 3-4 South Square, London)

Foreign lawyers now have a readily accessible account of English law. Students wishing to obtain an overview of a topic either before or after studying it are well served. Practising lawyers may also want an introduction to an unfamiliar topic or an account of a particular area to get their bearings. The difficult question will not be why this book was written but how we coped without it. (Robert Stevens, Professor of Commercial Law, UCL)

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Andrew Burrows, FBA, QC (Hon) is Professor of the Law of England and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford. He is also a Barrister and Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Phillip Taylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 29 Oct 2013
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THROUGH THE COMPLEXITIES OF ENGLISH PRIVATE LAW

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Writing from All Souls College Oxford, Professor Andrew Burrows, as editor of this new third edition of `English Private Law,' pays tribute to his distinguished predecessor Professor Peter Birks to whom the book is dedicated and who pioneered the concept and the structure of this monumental work, together with its companion volume, `English Public Law'. According to Burrows, Peter Birks' goal was for both volumes to be on `every English lawyer's desk as at least a first point of reference'.

After having had a brief read of `English Private Law', we can't help adding that, in our view, this latest edition especially, should be on every lawyer's desk and not just English lawyers either. Published recently by the Oxford University Press, this distinguished book (as well as its companion volume) will be of immense benefit to international lawyers as well especially those who seek a straightforward way to navigate the complexities of English law, both public and private.

Public law, as the introduction explains, deals with constitutional law, human rights, administrative law and criminal law. Private law is concerned with those rights which, in the words of Birks, `a claimant can if necessary realize through the courts.'

The book's logical structure certainly enhances the reader's understanding of private law. Divided into five sections, it includes sources of law... the law of persons, property and obligations... and finally, litigation.
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A masterfully organised 'roadmap'.... 29 Oct 2013
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Format: Hardcover

THROUGH THE COMPLEXITIES OF ENGLISH PRIVATE LAW

An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers

Writing from All Souls College Oxford, Professor Andrew Burrows, as editor of this new third edition of `English Private Law,' pays tribute to his distinguished predecessor Professor Peter Birks to whom the book is dedicated and who pioneered the concept and the structure of this monumental work, together with its companion volume, `English Public Law'. According to Burrows, Peter Birks' goal was for both volumes to be on `every English lawyer's desk as at least a first point of reference'.

After having had a brief read of `English Private Law', we can't help adding that, in our view, this latest edition especially, should be on every lawyer's desk and not just English lawyers either. Published recently by the Oxford University Press, this distinguished book (as well as its companion volume) will be of immense benefit to international lawyers as well especially those who seek a straightforward way to navigate the complexities of English law, both public and private.

Public law, as the introduction explains, deals with constitutional law, human rights, administrative law and criminal law. Private law is concerned with those rights which, in the words of Birks, `a claimant can if necessary realize through the courts.'

The book's logical structure certainly enhances the reader's understanding of private law. Divided into five sections, it includes sources of law... the law of persons, property and obligations... and finally, litigation. It is the section on litigation which includes a separate chapter on private international law, as well as judicial remedies and -- especially useful for the practitioner -- a chapter on civil procedure, including costs and enforcement.

The book fulfills the need identified originally by Birks' to provide an organised overview to English private law; effectively a `map', in other words, to enable the more experienced and inexperienced lawyers alike to move confidently from one area of law to another'.

Referring to the flood of information that became a deluge with the widespread use of the Internet in the early years of this century, the phenomenon of `information overload' was cited as one of the main reasons why, as Birks stressed, `it is becoming ever more essential that lawyers should `have a sound grip on the concepts and principles which hold the law together'. Helping practitioners to secure that `sound grip' is what this book -- with its high standards of clarity and accessibility -- so admirably achieves.

Over more than 1,500 pages, this volume contains the insights and specialist expertise of twenty-one learned contributors, mainly from Oxford and Cambridge as well as other distinguished institutions, from Bristol and Kings College London to Southampton, Singapore and McGill University in Canada. For researchers, there are innumerable references in the footnotes and an astounding 164 pages containing tables of cases and of legislation, treaties and conventions.

Further aids to quicker navigation, include a detailed table of contents and a 45-page index. Also note that this new edition contains much new material which brings it thoroughly up to date. It is fair to say that `English Private Law' is a distinguished, scholarly and thoroughly readable multi-authored work which no practitioner should be without.
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