Law of Tort

Series
Pearson
Author
John Cooke  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
14
Language
English
Total pages
728
Pub.-date
April 2019
ISBN13
9781292251363
ISBN
1292251360
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Description

Renowned for its excellent case law coverage and student-friendly approach, this 14th edition of Law of Tort offers a comprehensive, clear and straightforward account of the law, making it a must-read for LLB or GDL students.

Features

  • Combines a student-friendly approach with thorough coverage of the black letter principles and case law necessary for core tort law modules on the LLB and GDL.
  • Important tort law cases are highlighted throughout via dedicated case boxes which explicitly highlight the facts, ruling and significance of each case discussed, supported by extracts from judgments where appropriate.
  • ‘Thinking points’ embedded throughout each chapter highlight the key debates and controversies in the subject helping you to think critically about the legal principles discussed
  • Chapter summaries are included at the end of all chapters to highlight key points.
  • Diagrams are included throughout to illustrate complex concepts
  • Free access to a companion website with additional resources to support your study is available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/cooke.

New to this Edition

  • New ‘Thinking points’ which highlight the key debates and controversies in the subject helping you to think critically about the legal principles discussed
  • An increased number of diagrams to illustrate complex principles in a clear and accessible manner
  • Improved case summaries which explicitly highlight the facts, ruling and significance of each case discussed ensuring you understand not only the outcome of that case, but its wider implications for law and policy
  • Coverage of the key developments in the subject, including Supreme Court decisions in Steel v NRAM Limited (2018) on economic loss; Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (2018) and Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD (2018) regarding liability for public authorities; and Sir Cliff Richard v BBC and South Yorkshire Police (2018) on Privacy.
  • Free access to a companion website with additional resources to support your study, available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/cooke

Table of Contents

Part 1 General principles of tort law  

 1  General principles  

Part 2 The tort of negligence

 2  General principles of negligence

 3  Duty of care  

 4  Psychiatric damage

 5  Economic loss  

 6  Liability for omissions and third parties  

 7  Liability of public authorities   

 8  Breach of duty and proof of negligence  

 9  Causation and remoteness of damage  

10  Defences to negligence   

Part 3 Specific areas of negligence and breach of statutory duty  

11  Defective premises

12  Defective products

13  Breach of statutory duty  

14  Employer’s liability   

15  Medical negligence and related issues  

Part 4 Torts based on land   

16  Trespass to land  

17  Nuisance

18   Rylands v Fletcher and liability for fire

Part 5 Miscellaneous torts 

19 Trespass to the person 

20 Defamation and malicious falsehood 

21 Privacy – Tort of misuse of private information 

Part 6 Parties, defences and remedies 

22 Vicarious liability 

23 Limitation 

24 General defences 

25 Remedies 

Glossary of terms 

Index

Back Cover

Renowned for its excellent case law coverage and student-friendly approach, Law of Tort offers a comprehensive, clear and straightforward account of the law, making it a must-read for LLB or GDL students.

 

This 14th edition includes:  

  • New ‘Thinking points’ which highlight the key debates and controversies in the subject, helping you to think critically about the legal principles discussed.
  • New diagrams to illustrate complex principles in a clear and accessible manner.
  • Updated case summaries which explicitly highlight the facts, ruling and significance of each case discussed, ensuring you understand not only the outcome of that case, but its wider implications for law and policy.
  • Coverage of the key developments in the subject, including Supreme Court decisions in Steel v NRAM Limited (2018) on economic loss; Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (2018) and Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD (2018) regarding liability for public authorities; and Sir Cliff Richard v BBC and South Yorkshire Police (2018) on privacy.
  • Free access to a companion website with additional resources to support your study, available at www.pearsoned.co.uk/cooke


About the author:

John Cooke was formerly Professor of Common Law at Liverpool John Moores University. He has over thirty years of teaching experience and has lectured, researched and written widely in the areas of obligations, media law and medical law.

Author

John Cooke was formerly Professor of Common Law at Liverpool John Moores University. He has over thirty years of teaching experience and has lectured, researched and written widely in the areas of obligations, media law and medical law.