Title

Restitution

Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2004

Abstract

In contrast to 2002, which was an exceptionally bountiful year for the law of restitution in Singapore, 2003 has seen far fewer cases in this subject area. One important case, Parkway Properties Pte Ltd v United Artists Singapore Theatres Pte Ltd [2003] 2 SLR 103, was decided in early 2003 and has been noted in (2002) 3 SAL Ann Rev at paras 19.67 to 19.79 in view of its significance in relation to other cases noted for the year 2002, including the judgment from which the appeal was heard ([2003] 1 SLR 791). Apart from this case, the law reports and LawNet database reveal only three Supreme Court decisions decided in 2003 which contained any notable discussion on the law of restitution. One dealt with statutory contribution, and in two others, restitutionary claims, which were pleaded in the alternative to contractual claims, failed. The latter two cases provide interesting studies on the relationship between the law of contract and the law of restitution.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Commercial Law | Contracts | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Research Areas

Dispute Resolution

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases 2003

Editor

Teo, K. S.

First Page

376

Last Page

383

ISSN

0219-6638

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

City or Country

Singapore

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