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Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence 12th ed with 3rd Supplement isbn 9780414023376

Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence 12th ed

Edited by: Christopher Walton

ISBN13: 9780414040151
New Edition ISBN: 9780414023376
Previous Edition ISBN: 9781847039477
Published: September 2010
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

The authority on the law of negligence, and frequently cited in court, Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence covers both common law and statutory duty and:

  • Sets out the general principles, covering duty of care, liability and causation
  • Deals with both the standard of care in different situations and areas where strict liability applies
  • Explains what remedies may be available, including damages
  • Focuses on both established areas and developing areas such as psychiatric injuries
  • Provides an essential reference for every negligence case whether it is to do with personal injury, property, or product liability
  • Helps you to establish whether a duty of care exists and if it has been breached, helping you to assess quickly and with confidence whether a cause for action exists
  • Updates you with new statutory duties which means you will know exactly how recent changes apply
  • Shows, through a detailed analysis of case law, how the principles work in specific situations and sets out the implications of new developments to help you take a view on your particular case
  • Covers UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions, letting you see how the law of negligence has been applied in multiple jurisdictions

Tort Law, Common Law Library
Part I: General Principles
The Meaning of Negligence
The Duty to Take Care
Principal Defences and Discharges from Liability
Proof of Actionable Negligence
Part II: Standard of Care
The Standard of Care
Dangerous Premises
Persons Professing Some Special Skill
Highways and Transport
Employment at Common Law
Part III: Statutory Duty
Liability for Breach of Statutory Duty
Part IV: Absolute or Strict Liability
Dangerous Things: Rylands & Fletcher
Products Liability
Part V: Death
Death and Causes of Action
Part VI: Miscellaneous Matters
Insurance and Other Compensation Schemes,