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Derham on the Law of Set-Off


BOOK REVIEW DERHAM ON THE LAW OF SET-OFF 4th edition by Rory Derham ISBN: 978-0-19-957882-5 Oxford University Press www.oup.co.uk THE RIGHT OF SET-OFF- WHEN IS IT AVAILABLE? NOW IN A NEW, 4th EDITION… AN EXPOSITION OF THE MOST IMPORTANT PRINCIPLES BUT NOT THE PLEADINGS! An appreciation by Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers As Australian lawyer Rory Derham points out, the business community does wish to attach the right to set cross-demands against each other, particularly in the event of insolvency, and it’s a subject which arises regularly at court-held Conferences although it’s remained a relatively unattractive area of law for academics… thankfully… as it’s about pleadings, client handling and practice as much as anything else. But we need the principles first which Derham gives us. The publication of a fourth edition of this important book from the Oxford University Press is therefore timely, particularly in times of economic challenge facing us in the second decade of the 21st Century. The original aim of this major work of more than 1000 pages and 18 chapters was to examine some of the more important principles of the law of set-off. The question of when a right of set-off is available is indicative of the principles upon which the decided case law is based, which is why the author emphasizes it throughout. This new edition examines a number of important developments that have taken place in the law of set-off since the third

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2 Responses to "Derham on the Law of Set-Off"

  1. PhillipBTaylor says:
    Many thanks, Joe. A belated Happy New Year to you! Have a great year.

    Kind regards

    Phillip

  2. joewallace2 says:
    happy new year phillip & Liz

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