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Cases and Commentary on Tort 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780199296125
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780406971388
Published: March 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £38.99

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Cases and Commentary on Tort features a range of extracts from significant cases which form a useful portfolio of primary sources for undergraduate students. The authors' succinct and engaging commentary offers insight into the basic principles of tort law and highlights the role the key cases play in the wider context of the subject.

The extracts have been carefully selected to ensure they are of a manageable length while also providing an accurate picture of the main principles of tort law, making this an ideal text for students studying this area of law for the first time.

Questions at the end of chapters prompt further discussion of the wider issues involved, while annotated further reading lists highlight useful texts and articles for students wishing to undertake more in-depth study in areas of particular interest.

New to this edition

  • The authors introduce the main principles of each sub-topic prior to presenting the extracts to allow for easier navigation and contextualisation
  • The revised structure maps closer to courses and facilitates easy reference to case extracts by topic
  • End-of-chapter questions prompt further discussion of the wider issues of tort law
  • Annotated further reading lists highlight useful texts and articles for students wishing to undertake further study

Tort Law
1. Duty I - General principles
2. Duty II - Particular claimants
3. Duty III - Economic loss
4. Breach of duty
5. Causation and remoteness
6. Defences to negligence
7. Occupiers' liability
8. Product liability
9. Liability for animals
10. Trespass to the person
11. Harassment and issues in privacy
12. Trespass to land
13. Private nuisance
14. Public nuisance
15. Rylands v Fletcher
16. Defamation
17. Vicarious liability ;