Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort

Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort

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Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort contains thirteen original essays on leading tort cases, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is the third volume in a series of collected essays on landmark cases (the previous two volumes having dealt with restitution and contract). The cases examined raise a broad range of important issues across the law of tort, including such diverse areas as acts of state and public nuisance, as well as central questions relating to the tort of negligence. Several of the essays place cases in their historical context in ways that change our understanding of the case's significance. Sometimes the focus is on drawing out previously neglected aspects of cases which have been - undeservedly - assigned minor importance. Other essays explore the judicial methodologies and techniques that worked to shape leading principles of tort law. So much of tort law turns on cases, and there are so many cases, that all but the most recent decisions have a tendency to become reduced to terse propositions of law, so as to keep the subject manageable.
This collection shows how important it is, despite the constant temptation to compression, not to lose sight of the contexts and nuances which qualify and illuminate so many leading authorities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 402 pages
  • 154.94 x 238.76 x 33.02mm | 725.74g
  • Hart Publishing
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1849460035
  • 9781849460033
  • 2,082,240

Table of contents

1 R v Pease (1832) MARK WILDE AND CHARLOTTE SMITH 2 Buron v Denman (1848) CHARLES MITCHELL AND LESLIE TURANO 3 George v Skivington (1869) DAVID IBBETSON 4 Daniel v Metropolitan Railway Company (1871) MICHAEL LOBBAN 5 Woodley v Metropolitan District Railway Company (1877) STEVE BANKS 6 Cavalier v Pope (1906) RICHARD BAKER AND JONATHAN GARTON 7 Hedley Byrne & Co Ltd v Heller & Partners Ltd (1963) PAUL MITCHELL 8 Goldman v Hargrave (1967) MARK LUNNEY 9 Tate & Lyle Food & Distribution Ltd v Greater London Council (1983) JW NEYERS 10 Smith v Littlewoods Organisation Ltd (1985) ELSPETH REID 11 Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police (1991) DONAL NOLAN 12 Hunter v Canary Wharf Ltd (1997) MARIA LEE 13 Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd (2002) KEN OLIPHANT
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This is a delightful book which repays the reader many times over - with historical information, with insight into legal doctrine, jurisprudence and the context within which these cases were decided. Professor Prue Vines Torts Law Journal Volume 19, 2011 Like the book's predecessors (on restitution and contract), Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort is painstakingly researched and well written, giving valuable insights into key tort cases which are simply not available anywhere else...The authors of Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort display masterful command of sources not normally available to legal scholars, and offer fascinating insights into cases which, in various ways, have been crucial to the development of tort law as we know it. This collection is both important and enjoyable to read, and is to be warmly recommended. Robert H. George Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly May 2010
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About Paul Mitchell

Charles Mitchell is a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Jesus College, Oxford, and a Professor of Law at the University of Oxford. Paul Mitchell is a Reader in Law at King's College London.
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