Professor Andrew Burrows QC has recently published a Restatement of the English Law of Unjust Enrichment (OUP, 2012). This novel project – drafted in conjunction with an advisory group of academics, judges and practitioners – was launched by Professor Burrows and Fountain Court Chambers, supported by Oxford University Press and Oxford University Law Faculty, in London on Thursday January 24 2013.

The evening began with a brief lecture by Professor Burrows to a large audience, which included a number of the senior judiciary. He introduced the area of law, set out his reasons for having a Restatement and explained some of its major provisions. A lively Q&A ensued, including an interesting hint from Lord Walker that he regards the current structure of the law as overly complicated.

 Frederick Wilmot-Smith, All Souls College, Oxford.