Provides an authoritative analytical and practical doctrinal consideration of the law relating to professional immunities in tort law. Dr Davies primarily focuses on English law with some coverage of other common law jurisdictions where cases and other materials are relevant. Professional obligations and liabilities play an important role in tort, with a limited number of professional and occupational groups considered to benefit from some 'immunity' from these. This essential text reviews the nature of immunities and considers the contexts in which the term is used before providing examples of those 'immune' professions with reference to case law and leading secondary commentary. It addresses the rationales and justifications for immunities and, more broadly, their interaction with general professional negligence and liability issues.
Readership: Solicitors and barristers specialising in professional liability and negligence seeking specialist coverage of this area of law. Academics, postgraduate and undergraduates researching or studying tort law and other subjects relevant to professional liability .
2: Participants in the court and dispute resolution processes
4: Medical practitioners
6: Military and other uniformed services
7: Local Government and public sector professionals
8: Professions and words and other miscellaneous professional protections
9: Concluding thoughts