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LLM Students at UCL to Hold a Conference on Restitution Issues on March 24

LLM students at the University College London (UCL) currently taking up a course on Restitution on Unjust Enrichment will be hosting a conference as part of their LLM curriculum. The conference will be held this Saturday, 24 March 2018 entitled "Current Issues on Restitution."

The registration for the conference will start 9:30 am and the event will run until 3:30 pm. The venue is Room 728 at the Institute of Education (IOE), 20 Bedford Way WC1H 0AL. Attendance to the conference is free and any student from any law schools with interest in this field of law can attend.

It is the purpose of the conference to serve as a forum for considering different and current developments in the area of restitution, particularly certain relevant cases that have reached the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals. An example of a controversial case is the Investment Trust Companies (in liquidation) v HMRC [2017] UKSC 29, which involves VAT recovery that was overpaid on top of wrongfully transposed European Union Directive.

Another case that will be discussed in the conference is the Richards v Worcestershire County Council and another [2017] EWCA Civ 1998. The conference will have 10 student speakers representing 5 universities who will present a range of topics. Some of the topics included in the agenda are as follows:

  • Leapfrogging and Mistaken Payments;
  • Mistakes in the Law of Mistake;
  • Causation and Categorization in Unjust Enrichment;
  • Estoppel as a Defense to Unjust Enrichment: A Reappraisal;
  • Restitution When Cohabitation Relationship Breaks Down, etc.

At the end of each presentation, the audience will have the opportunity to ask questions that the speakers will accommodate. Audience participation is greatly encouraged.

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