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Tort Law in Ireland 2nd ed isbn 9789041160195

Tort Law in Ireland

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ISBN13: 9789041133328
New Edition ISBN: 9789041160195
Published: January 2011
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides ready access to how the legal dimension of prevention against harm and loss allocation is treated in Ireland. This traditional branch of law not only tackles questions which concern every lawyer, whatever his legal expertise, but also concerns each person’s most fundamental rights on a worldwide scale.

Following a general introduction that probes the distinction between tort and crime and the relationship between tort and contract, the monograph describes how the concepts of fault and unlawfulness, and of duty of care and negligence, are dealt with in both the legislature and the courts. The book then proceeds to cover specific cases of liability, such as professional liability, liability of public bodies, abuse of rights, injury to reputation and privacy, vicarious liability, liability of parents and teachers, liability for handicapped persons, product liability, environmental liability, and liability connected with road and traffic accidents. Principles of causation, grounds of justification, limitations on recovery, assessment of damages and compensation, and the role of private insurance and social security are all closely considered.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for lawyers in Ireland. Academics and researchers will also welcome this very useful guide, and will appreciate its value not only as a contribution to comparative law but also as a stimulus to harmonization of the rules on tort.

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Irish Law
General Introduction.

Part I. Liability for One’s Own Acts.
Chapter 1. General Principles.
Chapter 2. Specific Cases of Liability.

Part II. Liability for Acts of Others.
Chapter 1. Vicarious Liability.
Chapter 2. Liability of Parents, Teachers & Instructors (For Children, Minors, Students).
Chapter 3. Liability for Things and Animals.

Part III. Forms of Strict Liability.
Chapter 1. Product Liability.
Chapter 2. The Rylands v. Fletcher Principle.
Chapter 3. Environmental Liability.
Chapter 4. Others.

Part IV. Defences and Exception Clauses.
Chapter 1. Limitation of Action.
Chapter 2. Grounds of Justification.
Chapter 3. Contributory Fault.
Chapter 4. Exemption Clauses.
Part V. Causation & Joint and Several Liability.
Chapter 1. Causation.
Chapter 2. Concurrent Wrongdoers.

Part VI. Remedies.
Chapter 1. General Principles.
Chapter 2. Kinds of Damages.
Chapter 3. Assessment and Compensation of Damages.
Chapter 4. Personal Injury and Death.
Chapter 5. Various Damages (Property & Economic Loss).
Chapter 6. Deductibility of Collateral Benefits.
Chapter 7. Other Remedies.
Selected Bibliography.