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Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law

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  • Author: Peter Cane, Australian National University, Canberra
  • Date Published: December 2007
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  • isbn: 9780511345661

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  • Since its first publication, Accidents, Compensation and the Law has been recognised as the leading treatment of the law of personal injuries compensation and the social, political and economic issues surrounding it. The seventh edition of this classic work explores recent momentous changes in personal injury law and practice and puts them into broad perspective. Most significantly, it examines developments affecting the financing and conduct of personal injury claiming: the abolition of legal aid for most personal injury claims; the increasing use of conditional fee agreements and after-the-event insurance; the meteoric rise and impending regulation of the claims management industry. Complaints that Britain is a 'compensation culture' suffering an 'insurance crisis' are investigated. New statistics on tort claims are discussed, providing fresh insights into the evolution of the tort system which, despite recent reforms, remains deeply flawed and ripe for radical reform.

    • New edition of definitive text on personal injuries law taking account of recent significant changes in the law of tort
    • Probes the social and economic factors giving rise to the current tort systems and explores claims that Britain suffers from a compensation culture
    • Offers new statistical evidence to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolution of the law of tort
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    '… providing a thought-provoking and accessible account. … Written by a common law lawyer, Peter Cane, Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law builds on its impressive previous additions. It is extremely well-written and provides an excellent balance between theoretical considerations and practical implications of personal injury law. … well researched … well priced and exceptionally researched meaning an academic can save a considerable amount of research time.' Student Law Journal

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    • Edition: 7th Edition
    • Date Published: December 2007
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511345661
    • contains: 5 tables
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Issues in Perspective:
    1. Introduction: surveying the field
    Part II. The Tort System in Theory:
    2. Fault as a basis of liability
    3. The scope of the tort of negligence
    4. Departures from the fault principle
    5. Causation and remoteness of damage
    6. Damages for personal injury and death
    7. An appraisal of the fault principle
    Part III. The Tort System in Operation:
    8. Claims and claimants
    9. Tortfeasors and insurers
    10. Trials and settlements
    Part IV. Other Compensation Systems:
    11. First party insurance
    12. Compensation for criminal injuries
    13. The social security system
    14. Other forms of assistance
    Part V. The Overall Picture:
    15. A plethora of systems
    16. The cost of compensation and who pays it
    17. The functions of the compensation systems
    Part VI. The Future:
    18. Accident compensation in the 21st century.

  • Author

    Peter Cane, Australian National University, Canberra
    Peter Cane has been Professor of Law in the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University since 1997. For twenty years previously he taught law at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His main research interests are in the law of obligations, especially tort law; public law, especially administrative law; and legal theory. Recent publications include Responsibility in Law and Morality (2002) and The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies (edited with Mark Tushnet) (2003).

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