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Recognised for their authoritative and comprehensive coverage, these texts are regarded as definitive works on their subjects, bringing together a wealth of knowledge from eminent practitioners and academics alike.


Covering key topics such as contract, restitution, sale of goods and agency, they are an essential part of any legal practitioner’s library. Imagine what you could do with the valued content of these books, accessible anywhere, anytime and combined with Westlaw UK’s smart navigation, links to primary law and powerful functionality. The Common Law Library on Westlaw UK is truly a set of outstanding legal resources.


COMMON LAW LIBRARY TITLES INCLUDE: –– Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

–– Clerk & Lindsell on Torts

–– Benjamin’s Sale of Goods

–– Gatley on Libel and Slander

–– Bowstead & Reynolds on Agency

–– Goff & Jones: The Law of Unjust Enrichment (formally Restitution)

–– Bullen & Leake & Jacob’s Precedents of Pleadings

–– Jackson & Powell on Professional Liability

–– Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence

–– McGregor on Damages

–– Chitty on Contracts

–– Phipson on Evidence

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