Casebook on Torts is essential reading for students new to studying tort law at undergraduate level, providing a comprehensive, portable library of the leading cases in the field. It presents an impressive range of carefully edited extracts, which clearly illustrate the essence and reasoning behind each decision made. Concise author commentary focuses the reader on the key elements within the extracts, while end-of-chapter questions encourages them to check their understanding as they progress. Statutory materials have been included where they are necessary to understand the subject. The book is an indispensable companion for tort law students.
The text is supported by an Online Resource Centre which provides regular updates on developments in the law as well as web links to aid further study.
Readership: Suitable for undergraduate students taking a module in tort law as part of the LLB. Also suitable for students taking a module in tort law on a law conversion course.
2: Negligence: the basic principles of duty of care
3: Breach of duty: the standard of care
4: Causation and remoteness of damage
5: Special duty problems: omissions
6: Special duty problems: liability of public bodies
7: Special duty problems: psychiatric injury
8: Special duty problems: statements, services and economic loss
9: Special duty problems: Acts and economic loss
10: Special duty problems: contract and duty of care
11: Special duty problems:defective structures
12: Special duty problems: unborn children, wrongful life and wrongful birth
13: Defences to negligence
14: Damages for death and personal injuries
15: Vicarious liability
16: Breach of statutory duty
17: Product liability
18: Occupiers' liability
20: Trespass to the person
21: Trespass to land
23: Privacy and the intentional infliction of distress