This highly popular study presents a clear and current picture of the law of tort. Written specifically for undergraduate LL.B. and CPE students, it aims to give students an accessible yet comprehensive text. Tort offers a clear, comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the major concepts in the law of tort and an outline of the major cases in the field. The new edition covers a number of important key cases, notably: * Public authority liability in negligence and the impact of the Human Rights Act 1998 in Z v UK and Phelps v Hillingdon LBC * Causation in Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services * Occupiers' liability in Tomlinson v Congleton BC * Employer's liability in Sutherland v Hatton * Product liability in A v National Blood Authority * Vicarious liability in Lister v Hesley Hall * Liability under the Animals Act 1971 in Mirvahedy v Henley
The concept of tort. Negligence - the duty of care. Negligence - special duty problems: economic loss; psychiatric damage and rescuers. Negligence - breach of duty. Negligence - causation, remoteness and contributory negligence. Employers' liability, breach of statutory duty and vicarious liability. Occupiers' liability. Strict liability statutes. Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v. Fletcher. Trespass. Defamation. Defences and extinction of liability. Remedies.