Tort Law

Series
Pearson
Author
Nicholas J McBride / Roderick Bagshaw  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
944
Pub.-date
July 2018
ISBN13
9781292207834
ISBN
1292207833
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Description

 

Written by two leading scholars, Tort Law combines detailed coverage of the legal principles, supported by hypothetical case scenarios and guided further reading, with critical discussion of the key academic debates and literature in the subject making it ideal for use by anyone studying tort law at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Features

 

·    Offers clear, engaging and comprehensive coverage of all tort law principles necessary for your course;

·    Provides excellent discussion of the academic literature on the subject enabling you to evaluate the existing law critically;

·    Includes hypothetical examples and scenarios throughout to demonstrate complex ideas;

·    Contains guided further reading at the end of each chapter enabling you easily to identify useful sources for further study.

 

New to this Edition

 

This 6th edition has been fully updated with all the latest developments in this area, including consideration of the effect of the decisions in:

·    Mohamud v Wm Morrison Supermarkets and Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council on the law of vicarious liability.

·    O (a child) v Rhodes, on the tort in Wilkinson v Downton.

·    Patel v Mirza, on the defence of illegality.

·    Willers v Joyce, on the new tort of malicious institution of civil proceedings.

·    Wilkes v Depuy International Ltd, on the definition of ‘defect’ under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

 

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements xvii

Publisher’s acknowledgements xviii

Preface xxii

Table of cases xxiv

Table of statutes, statutory instruments and conventions liv

1 The basics 1

2 Trespass to the person 41

3 Claims in negligence 72

4 Duty of care: introduction 79

5 Duty of care: acts 105

6 Duty of care: omissions 185

7 Breach of duty 229

8 Causation 255

9 Actionability 311

10 Occupiers’ liability 341

11 Product liability 362

12 Trespass to land 380

13 Private nuisance 391

14 Strict liability for dangerous things 442

15 Torts to personal property 467

16 Defamation 497

17 Invasion of privacy, harassment and abuse 550

18 Breach of statutory duty 598

19 Public nuisance 609

20 The economic torts 626

21 Abuse of power or position 674

22 Defences 696

23 Compensatory damages 723

24 Aggravated and exemplary damages 755

25 Disgorgement and licence fee damages 770

26 Nominal and vindicatory damages 784

27 Injunctions 797

28 Wrongful death claims 810

29 Other third-party claims 819

30 Accessory liability 824

31 Vicarious liability 829

32 Loss compensation schemes 859

Bibliography 871

Index of problems 885

Index 886

Back Cover

 

Written by two leading scholars, Tort Law combines detailed coverage of the legal principles, supported by hypothetical case scenarios and guided further reading, with critical discussion of the key academic debates and literature in the subject making it ideal for use by anyone studying tort law at undergraduate or postgraduate level.

 

Extensively updated, this new edition covers all important case-law and legislative developments, including the expansion of vicarious liability in Mohamud v Wm Morrison Supermarkets and Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council, the treatment of the notion of ‘defect’ under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 in Wilkes v Depuy International Ltd, the reinvigoration of the tort in Wilkinson v Downton by O (a child) v Rhodes, the recognition of a tort of the malicious institution of civil proceedings in Willers v Joyce, and the attempts to reform the law on the defence of illegality in Patel v Mirza.

 

About the authors:

Nicholas J. McBride is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge; he was formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

 

Roderick Bagshaw is a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford

 

Author

 

Nicholas J. McBride is a Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge; he was formerly a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford.

 

Roderick Bagshaw is a Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford