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Tort Textbook 6th ed isbn 9780414060685

Tort Textbook 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780414033016
New Edition ISBN: 9780414060685
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414046085
Published: May 2014
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

  • Presents all of the major concepts in the law of torts and clearly illustrates how they work in practice by reference to the major cases in this field and the main statutory provisions
  • Goes through all the main areas of tort including: negligence, causation and remoteness, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, liability for defective products, nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher, trespass, economic torts, defamation and privacy, defences, and remedies
  • Breaks case law down so that students are presented with the most salient points, enabling them to consider the law in a factual context. This guide also serves as an aide mémoire
  • Considers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998, Defamation Act 2013 and all other key legislation on the law of torts. The Defamation Act 2013 came into force 1 January 2014 and brings forward the most sweeping changes to the law of defamation in more than 150 years
  • Also includes reform of the funding of litigation under Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
  • Evaluates recent reports by the Law Commission and recent case decisions
  • Its clarity and comprehensive coverage makes it essential reading for those studying law at degree or graduate diploma level

Tort Law
The nature of tortious liability
Negligence: the duty of care
Negligence: economic loss
Negligence: psychiatric illness
Negligence: breach of duty
Causation and remoteness
Employers’ liability
Occupiers’ liability
Strict liability statutes
Nuisance and the rules in Rylands v Fletcher
Economic Torts
Defences to defamation
General defences and extinction of liability