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A new edition has been published, the details can be seen here:
Law in Context: Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law 8th ed isbn 9781107636323

Law in Context: Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law 7th ed

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ISBN13: 9780521689311
ISBN: 0521689317
New Edition ISBN: 9781107636323
Previous Edition ISBN: 0521606101
Published: September 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Since its first publication, Accidents, Compensation and the Law has been recognised as the leading treatment of the law of personal injuries compensation and the social, political and economic issues surrounding it. The seventh edition of this classic work explores recent momentous changes in personal injury law and practice and puts them into broad perspective.

Most significantly, it examines developments affecting the financing and conduct of personal injury claiming: the abolition of legal aid for most personal injury claims; the increasing use of conditional fee agreements and after-the-event insurance; the meteoric rise and impending regulation of the claims management industry. Complaints that Britain is a 'compensation culture' suffering an 'insurance crisis' are investigated. New statistics on tort claims are discussed, providing fresh insights into the evolution of the tort system which, despite recent reforms, remains deeply flawed and ripe for radical reform.

  • New edition of definitive text on personal injuries law taking account of recent significant changes in the law of tort
  • Probes the social and economic factors giving rise to the current tort systems and explores claims that Britain suffers from a compensation culture
  • Offers new statistical evidence to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the law of tort

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Tort Law, External LLB Titles
Part I. The Issues in Perspective:
1. Introduction: surveying the field
Part II. The Tort System in Theory:
2. Fault as a basis of liability
3. The scope of the tort of negligence
4. Departures from the fault principle
5. Causation and remoteness of damage
6. Damages for personal injury and death
7. An appraisal of the fault principle
Part III. The Tort System in Operation:
8. Claims and claimants
9. Tortfeasors and insurers
10. Trials and settlements
Part IV. Other Compensation Systems:
11. First party insurance
12. Compensation for criminal injuries
13. The social security system
14. Other forms of assistance
Part V. The Overall Picture:
15. A plethora of systems
16. The cost of compensation and who pays it
17. The functions of the compensation systems
Part VI. The Future:
18. Accident compensation in the 21st century.