Without the Power to Drink or Contract

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dc.contributor.author Swain, Warren en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-07T01:29:17Z en
dc.date.issued 2020-01-22 en
dc.identifier.issn 1364-9809 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/49801 en
dc.description.abstract Intoxication as a ground to set aside a contract is not something that has proved to be easy for the law to regulate. This is perhaps not very surprising. Intoxication is a temporary condition of varying degrees of magnitude. Its presence does however raise questions of contractual autonomy and individual responsibility. Alcohol consumption is a common social activity and perceptions of intoxication and especially alcoholism have changed over time. Roman law is surprisingly quiet on the subject. In modern times the rules about intoxicated contracting in Scottish and English law is very similar. Rather more interestingly the law in these two jurisdictions has reached the current position in slightly different ways. This history can be traced through English Equity, the works of the Scottish Institutional writers, the rise of the Will Theory, and all leavened with a dose of judicial pragmatism. en
dc.publisher Edinburgh University Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Edinburgh Law Review en
dc.rights Items in ResearchSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated. Previously published items are made available in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. en
dc.rights.uri https://researchspace.auckland.ac.nz/docs/uoa-docs/rights.htm en
dc.title Without the Power to Drink or Contract en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.3366/elr.2020.0598 en
pubs.issue 1 en
pubs.begin-page 26 en
pubs.volume 24 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.end-page 48 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 792657 en
pubs.org-id Law en
pubs.org-id Faculty Administration Law en
dc.identifier.eissn 1755-1692 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2020-01-22 en


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