Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42 – The New Illegality Defence

This talk explains the Supreme Court’s restatement of the law on illegality in Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42. Beginning with an overview of the history of the illegality principle in English law, it considers the implications of the new proportionality test, particularly in the context of Unjust Enrichment.