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A History of Tort Law 1900–1950

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Part of Cambridge Studies in English Legal History

  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521768610

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  • Many of the defining features of the modern law of tort can be traced to the first half of the twentieth century, but, until now, developments in that period have never received a dedicated historical examination. This book examines both common law and statutory innovations, paying special attention to underlying assumptions about the operation of society, the function of tort law, and the roles of those involved in legal changes. It recovers the legal and social contexts in which some landmark decisions were given (and which puts those decisions in a very different light) and draws attention to significant and suggestive cases that have fallen into neglect. It also explores the theoretical debates of the period about the nature of tort law, and reveals the fascinating patterns of influence and power at work behind statutory initiatives to reform the law.

    • Essential reading for anyone wanting to know about a formative period of development in tort law
    • Places contemporary tort law in its social and historical contexts in order to demonstrate how current tort phenomena were shaped by historical factors
    • Draws on previously unknown archival sources to develop new insights into the development of tort
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    "… [Mitchell] has sought in this book to locate English tort law in the period 1900 to 1950 in its contemporary legal and social context. In the task that he set himself he has succeeded admirably, and the result will be of considerable interest not only to legal historians and tort lawyers, but to many more besides."
    Donal Nolan, Irish Jurist

    "In a work of huge scholarship and learning, Professor Paul Mitchell has made a splendid start in helping is make sense of the changes in tort law in England and Wales that occurred over the first half of the twentieth century."
    Nicholas J. McBride, The Cambridge Law Journal

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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521768610
    • length: 386 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.7kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    Part I:
    2. Definition and theory
    3. War
    4. Women
    5. Children
    6. Media
    7. Roads
    8. Workmen
    Part II:
    9. The Law Revision Committee
    10. Death
    11. Contribution
    12. Husbands
    13. Contributory negligence
    14. Conclusion: beyond 1950
    Appendix. Gutteridge and Lipstein on defamation: 'Defamation in European Systems of Law' by K. Lipstein
    'General Observations' by H. C. Gutteridge.

  • Author

    Paul Mitchell, University College London
    Paul Mitchell is Professor of Laws at University College London, where his main research interests are the law of tort, contract and unjust enrichment.

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