The fifth edition of this celebrated book brings together a selection of carefully chosen extracts from cases and materials with insightful author text.
Each section begins with a clear overview of the law, followed by illustrating extracts from case law and from government reports and scholarly literature, which are supported by the authors' expert explanation and analysis. Opportunities for further research are highlighted by the many suggestions for additional readings that are woven throughout the text. This approach enables students to gain a rich and contextual understanding of the law of tort.
Readership: Law students studying tort law as part of an LLB or GDL course.
1: General introduction
2: Intentional interference with the person
3: Negligence - introduction
4: Breach of duty
5: Causation and remoteness
6: Defences to negligence
7: Negligence: duty of care - psychiatric illness
8: Negligence: duty of care - economic loss
9: Negligence: duty of care - omissions and acts of third parties
10: Negligence: duty of care - public bodies
11: Special liability regimes
12: Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher
15: Vicarious Liability
16: Damages for Personal Injury
17: Death and Damages
18: How Tort Works