The Law of Professional Immunities

The Law of Professional Immunities

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Provides an authoritative analytical and practical doctrinal consideration of the law relating to professional immunities in tort law. Dr Davies primarily focuses on English law with some coverage of other common law jurisdictions where cases and other materials are relevant. Professional obligations and liabilities play an important role in tort, with a limited number of professional and occupational groups considered to benefit from some 'immunity' from these. This
essential text reviews the nature of immunities and considers the contexts in which the term is used before providing examples of those 'immune' professions with reference to case law and leading secondary commentary. It addresses the rationales and justifications for immunities and, more broadly,
their interaction with general professional negligence and liability issues.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 176 x 253 x 21mm | 618g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0199695954
  • 9780199695959
  • 1,676,386

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. Participants in the court and dispute resolution processes ; 3. Academics ; 4. Medical practitioners ; 5. Police ; 6. Military and other uniformed services ; 7. Local Government and public sector professionals ; 8. Professions and words and other miscellaneous professional protections ; 9. Concluding thoughts
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Review quote

Anyone looking for an authoritative exploration of immunities as they apply to professions and public sector defendants could not do better than start with this volume. Davies is an esteemed author and researcher who has produced a substantial and compelling body of work in other places on professional regulation and liabilities in both the legal and health care sectors, and is therefore ideally positioned to draw comparisons across the liabilities of professions. * Paula Case, The Journal of Professional Negligence *
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About Mark Davies

Dr Mark Davies is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex where he is convenor for the Law of Tort, Professional Negligence and Liability, Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers courses.
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