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Principles of Tort Law

ISBN13: 9781316605660
Previous Edition ISBN: 1849467331
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £38.99

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Presenting the law of tort as a body of principles, this authoritative textbook leads students to an incisive and clear understanding of the subject.

Each tort is carefully structured and examined within a consistent analytical framework that guides students through its preconditions, elements, defences and remedies. Clear summaries and comparisons accompany the detailed exposition, and further support is provided by numerous diagrams and tables, which clarify complex aspects of the law.

Critical discussion of legal judgments encourages students to develop strong analytical and case-reading skills, whilst key reform proposals and leading cases from other jurisdictions illustrate different potential solutions to conundrums in tort law. A rich companion website, featuring ten additional chapters and sections on more advanced areas of tort law, completes the learning package.

Written specifically for students, the text is also ideal for practitioners, litigants, policymakers and law reformers seeking a comprehensive and accurate understanding of the law.

  • Principles-based exposition of each tort allows for simple, clear and accurate explanation of the law of each tort, while 'nutshell' analyses at the beginning of each chapter provide students with a summary of the preconditions, elements, defences and remedies associated with each tort
  • Summaries of those cases which support the principles encompassed in the book include outlines of the facts, the verdicts and also the key reasoning
  • Use of comparative boxes highlights those areas where English law has trodden a variant path from the views which other jurisdictions may have adopted in relation to a particular issue in tort law A companion website offers significant additional material, including ten extra chapters

Tort Law
1. The role of modern tort law

Part I. Negligence:
2. Duty I: general principles governing duty of care
3. Duty II: particular duty scenarios
4. Duty III: pure economic loss
5. Duty IV: pure psychiatric injury
6. Breach I: the standard of care
7. Breach II: proving negligence
8. Causation of damage
9. Remoteness of damage
10. Defences
11. Remedies

Part II. Specific Negligence Regimes:
12. Occupiers' liability
13. Public authority liability

Part III. Other Selected Torts:
14. Trespass to the person
15. Defamation
16. Private nuisance
17. The rule in Rylands v. Fletcher

Part IV. Miscellaneous:
18. Vicarious liability.