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Markesinis and Deakin's Tort Law 6th ed

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ISBN13: 9780199286577
Previous Edition ISBN: 0199257116
Published: September 2007
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Markesinis and Deakin's Tort Law is an authoritative, analytical, and well-established textbook, reaching its sixth edition in the space of twenty years. It provides a general overview of the law and full discussion of the academic debates on all major topics, highlighting the relationship between the common law, legislation, and judicial policy as well as the new European influences emanating from Luxembourg and Strasbourg.

In addition, the authors provide a variety of comparative and economic perspectives on the law of tort and its likely development, always placing the subject in its socio-economic context thus giving students a deeper and richer understanding of tort law.

Written by leading authorities on tort law, this detailed book offers teachers a wide range of topics to cover in their teaching while offering students a text which is both descriptive and reflective of this branch of law. A bibliography and rich footnotes provide interested readers with further references.

New to this edition:-

  • In this edition the authors have broken the material down into a greater number of smaller chapters, and restructured the book to bring together closely related topics, mapping closely to undergraduate law courses.
  • Eight original chapters have become 8 Parts, with a total of 25 chapters within these
  • Key recent developments, including the impact of the Human Rights Act, are given clear coverage Includes a new section on liability for breach of obligations arising under European Community Law

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Tort Law
I Setting the scene;
1. Introduction
II The tort of negligence;
2. Establishing liability in principle
3. Other elements of liability
4. An American perspective on negligence
III Special forms of negligence;
5. Liability of occupiers and builders
6. Breach of statutory duty
7. Liability of statutory bodies
IV Interference with the person;
8. Intentional interference
9. Malicious prosecution
V Land and chattels and intentional interference with economic interests;
10. Interference with chattels
11. Land
12. Lesser interferences with land nuisance
13. Deceit
14. The economic torts
VI Stricter forms of liability;
15. The rule of Rylands v Fletcher
16. Liability for animals
17. Employer's liability
18. Vicarious liability
19. Product liability
VII Protection of human dignity (in private law);
20. Defamation and injurious falsehood
21. Privacy
22. Defamation and privacy: the American perspective
VIII: Defences and remedies;
23. Defences
24. Damages
25. Other remedies and multiple liabilities