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The Impact of the UK Human Rights Act on Private Law

The Impact of the UK Human Rights Act on Private Law


David Hoffman, Gavin Phillipson, Alison Young, Alex Williams, Jan van Zyl Smit, Rod Bagshaw, Donal Nolan, Ken Oliphant, Hazel Oliver, Jason Varuhas, Amy Goymour, Frank Rose, Chris MacNall, John Sorabji
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  • Date Published: October 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107009325

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  • The Human Rights Act 1998 has had a profound effect in numerous private law decisions and has been the subject of extensive academic debate, in particular on the issue of the extent to which it has horizontal effect and its application in disputes between individuals. With contributions from a variety of academics and practitioners, this volume covers and contributes to the academic debate on horizontal effect and considers how theory matches up with case law; the limits of the Act for private law; and its impact on key areas including privacy, defamation, negligence, nuisance, property, commercial law and employment. Together, the book provides a practical critique of the areas discussed, which will be of academic interest to theorists and of practical benefit to lawyers and judges who wish to understand how the academic debates can be brought to bear in particular cases.

    • Overview of relevant case law will assist students and researchers in the area
    • Mixture of legal and academic perspectives will benefit practitioners who wish to refer to the academic debate in a case
    • Reviews all core areas of private law affected by the HRA
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    'The chief glory of [the book] lies in its 12 substantive chapters on specific aspects of private law … David Hoffman gives himself three modest pages at the end to reflect on the book's contents, expressing the hope as he says 'that the discussion' in it 'can assist' in the effective reception of the HRA into private law … He should be proud of what he has achieved here: a superb partnership between academics and practitioners, a volume very well presented by Cambridge - and an important contribution to legal understanding of the HRA.' Conor Gearty, Public Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: October 2011
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107009325
    • length: 442 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction David Hoffman, Gavin Phillipson and Alison Young
    2. Mapping horizontal effect Alison Young
    3. Public authorities Alex Williams
    4. Statute law Jan van Zyl Smit
    5. Precedent Alison Young
    6. Tort design Rod Bagshaw
    7. Privacy Gavin Phillipson
    8. Nuisance Donal Nolan
    9. Defamation Ken Oliphant
    10. Discrimination Hazel Oliver
    11. Damages Jason Varuhas
    12. Property and housing Amy Goymour
    13. Commercial law Frank Rose
    14. Restitution David Hoffman
    15. Insolvency Chris MacNall
    16. Employment Hazel Oliver
    17. Civil procedure John Sorabji
    18. Conclusion David Hoffman.

  • Editor

    David Hoffman, 18 St John St Chambers, Manchester
    David Hoffman is a practising barrister in the fields of chancery and commercial law. He is a co-author of the student textbook Human Rights in the UK and is a former law lecturer at Somerville College, Oxford.


    David Hoffman, Gavin Phillipson, Alison Young, Alex Williams, Jan van Zyl Smit, Rod Bagshaw, Donal Nolan, Ken Oliphant, Hazel Oliver, Jason Varuhas, Amy Goymour, Frank Rose, Chris MacNall, John Sorabji

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