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Principles of Tort Law

Principles of Tort Law

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  • Date Published: September 2016
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  • isbn: 9781316595381

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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
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    '[This book] provides a clear, detailed and challenging account of the law of tort … The work is a most welcome contribution to the field, and one that will be of great benefit to students, practitioners, academics and judges. I cannot commend it highly enough.' The Right Honourable Lord Dyson, Master of the Rolls and Head of Civil Justice

    'This book achieves what few textbooks do: it combines a deep and nuanced understanding of tort as a body of principle with a patient, detailed and accessible account of the case-law.' Emmanuel Voyiakis, The London School of Economics and Political Science

    'Students will benefit from the clear structure of this excellent textbook, in which the details of the single torts are examined in the context of the general principles of tort law. This method enables those who approach this subject for the first time to follow the in-depth analysis without losing the overview.' Francesco Giglio, University of Manchester

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    • Date Published: September 2016
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9781316595381
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    How to use this book
    Table of cases
    Table of legislation
    List of abbreviations
    Notes on mode of citation
    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
    AN. Liability for animals
    DP. Defective products
    EM. Employers' liability
    Part III. Other Selected Torts:
    14. Trespass to the person
    15. Defamation
    16. Private nuisance
    17. The rule in Rylands v. Fletcher
    HA. The statutory tort of harassment
    PR. Privacy
    PU, Public nuisance
    SD. Breach of statutory duty
    WD. The rule in Wilkinson v. Downton
    Part IV. Miscellaneous:
    18. Vicarious liability
    BE. The beginning and end of liability
    MD. Multiple defendants

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    Principles of Tort Law

    Rachael Mulheron

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    Rachael Mulheron, Queen Mary University of London
    Rachael Mulheron is a professor at the Department of Law, Queen Mary University of London, where she has taught since 2004. Her principal fields of academic research concern tort law and class actions jurisprudence. She publishes regularly in the field of tort-related litigation, and has regularly been nominated for the Drapers' Teaching Award during her tenure at Queen Mary. Professor Mulheron is a member of the Civil Justice Council of England and Wales and participates in working parties relating to collective actions, third party funding and contingency fee law reform.

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