Street on Torts provides an insightful and thorough treatment of tort law with a focus on key concepts and clear explanations. This book builds upon the excellent legacy of its previous, celebrated authors with a renewed focus on the needs of today's students.
Alongside perceptive coverage of the key principles of tort law, succinct case extracts and accompanying analyses allow students to consider the law in context and understand how it is applied in practice. Key Issues boxes help to guide students through each chapter, whilst clear conclusions offer the opportunity for consolidation.
The 15th edition of the book also sees the introduction of problem questions at the end of each chapter, which allow students to actively apply their knowledge of the law whilst practising essential analytical and essay writing skills.
This book is accompanied by online resources, including answer guidance for each of the problem questions in the book, an additional chapter on animal torts and updates with details of key developments in the law since publication.
Christian Witting is Professor of Private Law at Queen Mary University of London and is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia. He is also co-chair of the University of London LLM Exam Board and previously held chairs in law at Durham and Exeter. Professor Witting's books and papers have been cited in the United Kingdom Supreme Court/House of Lords, Supreme Court of Canada, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, Singapore Court of Appeal, New Zealand High Court, and other appellate courts.
Part I. Introduction 1: Overview of tort law Part II. Negligent Invasions of Personal, Property, and Financial Interests 2: Duty of care I: foundational principles 3: Duty of care II: bodily injury and psychiatric illness 4: Duty of care III: property damage and purely financial losses 5: Duty of care IV: public authorities 6: Breach of duty 7: Causation and remoteness 8: Defences to negligence 9: Liability for defective premises and structures Part III. Intentional Invasions of Interests in the Person and Property 10: Trespass to the person and related torts 11: Wrongful interference with goods 12: Trespass to land 13: Defences to intentional torts against the person or property Part IV. Misrepresentation-based and 'Economic' Torts 14: False representations 15: The general economic torts Part V. Torts Involving Strict or Stricter Liability 16: Product liability 17: Nuisance 18: The rule in Rylands v Fletcher 19: Breach of statutory duty Part VI. Interests in Reputation: Defamation 20: Defamation: foundational principles 21: Defences and remedies in defamation Part VII. Privacy 22: Privacy actions in tort Part VIII. Misuse of Process and Public Powers 23: Misuse of process and public powers Part IX. Parties and Remedies 24: Vicarious liability 25: Capacity and parties 26: Remedies