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Vol 22 No 5 May/June 2017

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Arlidge, Eady & Smith on Contempt

Edited by: Patricia Londono, David Eady, A.T.H. Smith, Rt. Hon Lord Eassie
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The Law of Tort 2nd ed

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ISBN13: 9780421510104
ISBN: 0421510102
Published: July 1994
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

The Law of Tort is a succinct and lucid introduction to the basic principles of tort. It is an ideal text for undergraduates who wish to acquire a firm grounding in all the important areas of this fast-moving field of law. In this second edition, the continuing retreat from the expansive principles laid down in Anns v. Merton is examined, as are the effects on environmental liability of Cambridge Water Company v. Eastern Counties Leather. Developments in the law relating to the duty of care are explored, with analysis of the House of Lords cases of Alcock v. Chief Constable of South Yorks. (nervous shock), Murphy v. Brentwood D.C. (local authority and builder's liability) and Caparo v. Dickman (negligent misstatement). The impact of the European Convention of Human Rights, the Neill Committee Report and Rantzen v. Mirror Newspaper Group Ltd on the law of defamation, and Lonrho v. Fayed on economic torts are also discussed.

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Liability. Negligence. Breach of statutory duty and strict liability. Nuisance. Trespass to person and to goods. Defamation and the economic torts.