Title

Accessories in private law

Date of this Version

2015

Document Type

Book

Publication Details

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Dietrich, J., & Ridge, P. (2015). Accessories in private law. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

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2015 HERDC submission

© Copyright, Joachim Dietrich and Pauline Ridge, 2015

ISBN

9781107063440

Abstract

Accessory liability is an often neglected but very important topic across all areas of private law. By providing a principled analytical framework for the law of accessories and identifying common themes and problems that arise in the law, this book provides much-needed clarity. It explains the fundamental concepts that are used to impose liability on accessories, particularly the conduct and mental elements of liability: 'involvement' in the primary wrong and (generally) knowledge. It also sets out in detail the specific rules and principles of liability as these operate in different areas of common law, equity and statute. A comparative study across common law and criminal law jurisdictions, including the United States, also sheds new light on what is and what is not accessory liability.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I General Principles

1 Introduction

2 Identifying accessory liability in private law

3 An analytical framework for accessory liability

4 Criminal accessory liability

Part II Accessory Liability in Private Law

5 Torts

6 Breach of contract

7 Infringement of equitable property rights

8 Breach of equitable duties

9 Infringement of statutory intellectual property rights

10 Other statutory wrongs

11 Wrongs involving companies

Part III

12 Conclusion

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