Law of Torts

Law of Torts

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The eagerly awaited new edition of this title is the complete Irish tort law reference book and the contents have been extensively revised since the last edition was published in 2000. Key developments are detailed and relevant recent case law is examined. This book will be essential for both legal practitioners and people studying Irish law. Recent important legislation examined in the book includes: Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011, Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011, Defamation Act 2009, Consumer Protection Act 2007, Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 and Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003. Key developments and case law are examined in areas such as pure economic loss, limitations and purchase of financial products, vicarious liability for sexual assaults, damages, privacy, defamation, psychiatric injury, liability of public authorities, employers' liability, professional negligence, defective buildings and products and occupiers' liability. Previous edition ISBN: 9781845928056
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Product details

  • Hardback | 2048 pages
  • 153 x 248 x 71.12mm | 2,177.24g
  • Bloomsbury Professional
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 4th Revised edition
  • 1847669174
  • 9781847669179
  • 411,224

Table of contents

Overview of the Law of Torts; Causation; Remoteness; Concurrent Wrongdoers: Joint and Several Tortfeasors; Negligence; The Duty of Care; The Standard of Care; Affirmative Duties; Proof of Negligence; Negligence and Economic Loss; Manufacturers' and Producers' Liability for Defective Products; Occupiers' Liability; Liability of Vendors, Lessors and Builders for Quality and Fitness of Premises; Professional Negligence; Negligence on the Roads; Negligent Care of Children; Negligently Inflicted Psychiatric Damage; Employers' Liability; Public Authorities; Defences; Statutory Duties and Rights; Trespass to the Person; Trespass to Land; Nuisance; The Rule in Rylands v Fletcher; Liability for Fire; Liability for Injuries caused by Animals; Trespass to Goods; Detinue; Conversion; Passing Off; Torts Affecting Business Relations; Torts Affecting Family Relations; Defamation; Deceit and Injurious Falsehood; Misuse of Process; The Right to Privacy; Liability of the State; Corporations, Partnerships, Unincorporated Bodies and Trade Unions; Minors and Mentally Ill Persons; Survival of Actions on Death; Fatal Injuries; Vicarious Liability; Damages; Injunctions; Limitations.
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About Bryan M.E. McMahon

The Hon Mr. Justice Bryan M.E. McMahon, retired Judge of the High Court, BCL, LLB, LLM (Harvard), Ph D, LLD (honoris causa University College Dublin, 2012), Professor of Law at University College Cork until 1987 when he retired to become a Senior Partner in the firm of Houlihan McMahon, Ennis, County Clare and part time Professor of Law at NUIG. Formerly Chair of many public bodies including The Crime Forum (1999), The National Archives Advisory Council and The Irish University Quality Board. Currently, Chairman of the Abbey Theatre and of the Governing Body of University College Cork. William Binchy is a practising barrister. He was Special Legal Advisor to the Irish Department of Justice (1974-1976), Research Counsellor to the Law Reform Commission (1976-1992), Regius Professor of Laws, Trinity College Dublin (1992-2012), Commissioner, Irish Human Rights Commission (2001-2011), Visiting Fellow, Corpus Christi College Cambridge (Michaelmas term, 2002) and Visiting Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford (June, 2011).
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