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The foremost guide to this complex area of the law, Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence is written by a mixed team of practitioners and academics. The book comprehensively sets out the general principles, covering duty of care and liability issues under the tort of negligence and shows how the principles developed through the application of the common law and explains how the law of negligence has been applied in the UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions.
The 15th edition published in June 2022. This 1st Supplement updates the 15th edition with details of new cases, including:
In the Supreme Court
Roberts v Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association  UKSC 29 – examining contribution proceedings in cross-border claims
Hastings v Finsbury Orthopaedics Ltd  UKSC 19 – a product liability claim examining the meaning of defect for the purposes of Consumer Protection Act 1987.
In the Privy Council
Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd v JP SPC 4  UKPC 18 – analysing the incremental development of the law in the context of a bank’s Quincecare duty of care.
Gulf View Medical Centre Ltd v Tesheira  UKPC 38 – evaluating the relevance of expert evidence in clinical negligence proceedings.
In the Court of Appeal
Spire Property Development LLP v Withers LLP  EWCA Civ 970 – examining the application of the newly formulated approach to negligence claims proposed in Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton LLP  UKSC 20 and Meadows v Khan  UKSC 21.
Armstead v Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Co Ltd  EWCA Civ 497 – applying Manchester Building Society and Meadows v Khan when considering the extent to which a negligent party is liable in bailment for damage to hired equipment.
Magill v Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland  NICA 49 – considering the nature of the duty of care owed by the police
HXA v Surrey CC  EWCA Civ 1196 – examining whether a local authority had assumed responsibility for children by providing respite accommodation under Children Act 1989 section 20.
Griffiths v TUI  EWCA Civ 1442 – looking at the correct approach to issues of expert evidence.
Hughes v Rattan  EWCA Civ 107;  1 W.L.R. 1680 – considering issues relating to the non-delegable duty of care owed by dentists to their patients.
Ashraf v Lester Dominic Solicitors  EWCA Civ 4 – whether there had been an assumption of responsibility in a solicitor’s negligence claim.
Taylor v Raspin  EWCA Civ 1613 – considering the role of expert reconstruction evidence in a road traffic accident claim.
Barrow v Merrett  EWCA Civ 1241 – the approach to evaluating the factual evidence in road traffic act claims
Storey v British Telecom PLC  EWCA Civ 616 – the principles underpinning a claim for acoustic shock.