Project Details
Funding Scheme : General Research Fund
Project Number : 17607418
Project Title(English) : Rationalising Recovery for Mistaken Transfers at Common law and in Equity?  
Project Title(Chinese) : 如何理順普通法及衡平法下補償受錯誤影響的財產轉移? 
Principal Investigator(English) : Ms Lee, Rebecca Wing Chi 
Principal Investigator(Chinese) :  
Department : Department of Law
Institution : The University of Hong Kong
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Panel : Humanities, Social Sciences
Subject Area : Social and Behavioural Sciences
Exercise Year : 2018 / 19
Fund Approved : 347,200
Project Status : On-going
Completion Date : 28-2-2021
Abstract as per original application
My research seeks to produce a comprehensive account of how the doctrine of mistake operates within different substantive areas of private law and whether the different rules and remedies available to relieve a mistaken transfer can be rationalised to develop a more coherent framework for the law of mistake. It examines all the private law contexts in which a mistake may arise. The research is doctrinal and comparative in approach, and will contribute significantly to our understanding of the policy goals of different areas of law, of the interaction between law and equity, and of the possibility of postulating a rational and coherent law of mistake.
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