Blueprints: Tort Law

Mariette Jones  
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April 2014
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Blueprints provide a unique plan for studying the law, giving a visual overview of the vital building blocks of each topic and the various outside influences that come together in the study of law. This series enables the reader to place everything within memorable context and is useful in providing an overview of the law.


Each text offers a clear understanding of legal study and an engaging introduction to each subject; presenting the study of law as both an academic subject and a force in society. The texts map to undergraduate law degree programmes and are tailored for use harmoniously alongside core law material.

Table of Contents

·    Table of cases

·    Table of statutes

·    Acknowledgements

·    How to use this guide

·    What is a Blueprint?

·    Introduction

·    Study skills - studying tort


Part 1: Negligence

·    Chapter 1:   Tort - overview

·    Chapter 2:   Negligence: introduction - duty of care

·    Chapter 3:   Negligence: breach of duty

·    Chapter 4:   Negligence: causation

·    Chapter 5:   Negligence: defences  


Part 2: Trespass

·    Chapter 6:   Trespass to land and goods

·    Chapter 7:   Trespass to the person


Part 3: Statutory regimes

·    Chapter 8:   Occupiers’ liability

·    Chapter 9:   Product liability

·    Chapter 10: Defamation


Part 4: Miscellaneous torts

·    Chapter 11: Nuisance and the tort in Rylands v. Fletcher

·    Chapter 12: Vicarious liability

·    Chapter 13: Other torts


·    Glossary

·    Index

Back Cover


Your plan for learning


Tort Law


(bloo’print’) n a plan for achieving something: [+for] a blueprint for success in your studies.

From the people who brought you Law Express, Blueprints offer you a fresh introduction to the law, bringing the complexity of legal learning into line with the needs of the aspiring student. Blueprints will help you get to grips with the indispensable building blocks that make up each area of the law and show you how they fit together in the big picture.


Each Blueprints guide is visually designed to help you process information and find answers to your most-asked questions:

§    What is the law and how does it apply?

§    What problems does the law attempt to solve?

§    What do I and others think about the law?

§    How has the law become this way?

§    What factors are shaping the law today?

§    What do I really need to know if I want to understand this subject?

§    Where do different points of the law overlap?

  • Where can I find further information about a topic?

Don’t wait until revision time – build a solid understanding from the ground up with Blueprints.


Mariette Jones is Senior Lecturer In Law at Middlesex University where she is the module leader for Tort Law on the LLB programme. She also researches in the area of tort law, along with corporate law and comparative law.