Tort Law

Tort Law

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Undergraduate LLB students studying law. Students on other courses, eg. joint degrees, where a knowledge of tort law is required. Postgraduate students, especially those studying for CPE and other professional qualifications where a knowledge of tort law is required. Also for LLM courses in Tort law and obligations. This book provides a coherent exposition of the law of tort around a framework which identifies clearly the guiding principles, identifying where decided cases have departed from these principles, and marking out the directions in which the law of torts is likely to develop in the future.

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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 37mm | 1,153g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • index
  • 0582357012
  • 9780582357013

Table of contents

PART I. THE PROVINCE OF TORT LAW 1. What is a tort? 2. An overview of tort law 3. Some common misconceptions about tort law PART II. TORTS 1. NEGLIGENCE 4. Established duty situations 5. The Caparo test 6. The impact of the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977 and the Human Rights Act 1998 7. Breach of duty 2. TORTS INVOLVING THE INFLICTION OF CERTAIN KINDS OF HARM 8. Assault and battery 9. False imprisonment 10. Libel and slander 11. Conversion 12. Trespass to goods 13. Trespass to land 14. Private nuisance 15. Harassment 16. Inducing a breach of contract 3. TORTS INVOLVING THE INTENTIONAL INFLICTION OF HARM 17. Using unlawful means to harm another 18. The tort in Quinn v. Leathem 4. TORTS INVOLVING THE DECEPTION OF OTHERS 19. Deceit 20. Malicious falsehood 21. Passing off 5. TORTS INVOLVING THE MISUSE OF POWER 22. Malicious prosecution and analogous torts 23. Misfeasance in public office 6. OTHER TORTS 24. The tort in Wilkinson v. Downton 25. Torts involving the breach of a statutory duty owed to another PART III. REMEDIES 1. COMPENSATORY DAMAGES 26. Basic principles 27. Liability to third parties 28. Vicarious liability 2. NON-COMPENSATORY DAMAGES 29. Nominal damages 30. Aggravated damages 31. Exemplary damages 32. Restitutionary damages 33. Damages for conversion 3. REMEDIES DESIGNED TO PREVENT THE COMMISSION OF A TORT 34. Injunction 35. Specific restitution of goods PART IV. ALTERNATIVE SOURCES OF COMPENSATION 36. The Human Rights Act 1998 37. Liability for dangerous things 38. Public nuisance 39. The Consumer Protection Act 1987 40. The Competition Act 1998

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"Tort Law by McBride and Bagshaw" is extremely comprehensive, covering many of the areas of a Tort law course and also additional areas which may be covered by other subjects.Each chapter conveys the information in an easy to understand and straight-forward manner. Each tort is explained by reference to examples. This is very useful as these hypothetic examples spell out the circumstances that the law attempts to address. The companion website is very useful with updates on the most recent cases which are useful for tort law, common law or consumer law student's. The updated cases also include some analytic content which is both thought provoking and useful. "Student Law Journal, University of Hull" 'The authors provide an updating service on the Pearson website covering all new cases and statutes, and providing problems and model answers. This is a valuable resource for students (and lecturers) for a subject which is constantly on the march.'"Christine Vallely, University of Wolverhampton, The Law Teacher Vol 37, No 1."

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