The Law of Negligence

The Law of Negligence

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This popular book provides clear and accessible explanation and interpretation of the current law across the field of negligence. It aims to provide a fresh and critical exposition that, whilst comprehensive, gives particular emphasis to the contemporary scene. It draws upon recent cases and judicial pronouncements and includes references to case law from jurisdictions outside the UK. Professional negligence is covered in detail as it is a rapidly growing area of law. The new edition also covers the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998. The book is part of the Common Law menu which is supported by annual updates.
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  • Hardback | 772 pages
  • Butterworths Law
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 0406959412
  • 9780406959416

Table of contents

"PART ONE: The structure of the modern law; 1. Liability for carelessness; 2. Evaluation of conduct;3. Causation and remoteness; PART TWO: Negligence and economic interests; 4. Liability for negligent misstatement; 5. Financial loss caused by careless acts; PART THREE: Professional negligence; 6. General principles; 7. Clinical negligence; 8. Lawyers; 9. Property and finance; PART FOUR: Liability arising from land use; 10. Liability of occupiers; 11. Duties to neighbouring occupiers; 12. Interference with comfort and enjoyment; 13. Physical damage to land and buildings; 14. Negligence and public nuisance;PART FIVE: Negligence against a statutory background; 15. Negligence and the exercise of statutory powers; 16. The action for breach of statutory duty; PART SIX: Employers' liability; 17. Employers' liability to their employees; 18. Vicarious liability; PART SEVEN: Defective products; 19. The common law; 20. Strict liability by statute; PART EIGHT: Defences; 21. Assumption of risk; 22. Contribution and exclusion; 23. Land use cases; PART NINE: Damages and their assessment;24. The making of awards in personal injury cases; 25. Damages recoverable for personal injury; 26. Cases involving death; 27. Property damage and other losses; 28. Limitation of actions; PART TEN: Redress for continuing interference; 29. Injunctions; 30. Abatement; PART ELEVEN: Tort, the state and the future; 31. Insurance and state provision; 32. Reform"
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