Duncan Sheehan, ‘Private Law Taxonomy and Unjust Enrichment: Of Grids, Trees and Oranges’: Leeds School of Law, 24 May 2016

High Court judges do not get to say ‘I don’t know the answer’. Yet there is a vast amount of law – statutes and cases – for a judge to wade through. The importance of private law (or public law for that matter) taxonomy is that it helps the judge or lawyer to organise and sift through material effectively and separate those characteristics of the case that matter from those that do not, a vital task in hard cases where it is – by definition – not obvious what the law is and what the answer to the case before the judge ought to be … (more)

First posted 2016-04-23 14:27:56

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