From: MACQUEEN Hector <>
Date: 16/04/2022 08:54:35 UTC
Subject: Online seminar on Niall Whitty's Unjustified Enrichment 29 April 1500 BST (2 hours)

The above event is a celebration of the recent publication of Niall Whitty's long-awaited magnum opus on the Scots law of unjustified enrichment.  In some thousand pages Whitty considers Scots law in its comparative context, featuring in particular English, German and South African law, and taking full account of the literature in all these jurisdictions as well as their case law and legislative provisions.  The seminar will open with Whitty's account of the issues to which he thinks his work gives rise, and there will then be four contributions from Helen Scott (on error and mistake), Jacques du Plessis (illegality), Sonja Meier (enrichment and contract) and Danie Visser (considering third ways between the Civilian/Common law divide).  This will be followed by open discussion for around half an hour, with the whole event being recorded.  Admission is free but registration is required and can be carried out at

All welcome.

Hector L MacQueen CBE FBA FRSE 

Emeritus Professor of Private Law

University of Edinburgh Law School

Old College 

South Bridge

Edinburgh EH8 9 YL

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Is e buidheann carthannais a th’ ann an Oilthigh Dhùn Èideann, clàraichte an Alba, àireamh clàraidh SC005336.