Sourcebook on Tort Law 2/e

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Cavendish Publishing, Sep 4, 2000 - Law - 686 pages

The purpose of this book is to provide a clear guide to tort law, examining the main principles and areas of the subject. It includes text emphasizing the main issues of liability. The text incorporates relevant materials, extracts from leading judgments, articles and reports of review bodies on tort law. It should prove especially useful for those who do not have access to a law library, as for those whose library is under severe pressure from users. It will be useful to those participating in seminars and tutorials and will enable them to take part in a good level of discussion.

This new edition of Sourcebook on Torts has been fully revised and incorporates the Human Rights Act 1998. The effect of the European Courts decision in Osman is now being felt, as is evident from the judgments of the House of Lords in Barrett v Enfield BC. The Law Commission's proposals on liability for psychiatric illness are included. Developments in the tort of nuisance, the defence of qualified privilege and damages are also scrutinized. Several Law Commission reports and the Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 are also extracted, as are other new pieces of legislation, such as the Damages Act 1996 and the Defamation Act 1996.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
DUTY OF CARE
13
McDermott 1993 4 All ER 355 56
14
Schnitzer 1944 173 ORE 179
46
IMMUNITY BASED ON THE DEFENDANTS STATUS
53
Ayr Harbour Trustees v Oswald 1883 8 App Cas 623
68
BartyKing 1957 1 QB 496 409
73
Enfield London Borough Council
87
OCCUPIERS LIABILITY
329
THE COMMON DUTY OF CARE
338
PRODUCT LIABILITY
363
STRICT LIABILITY
393
British Celanese Ltd v AH Hunt Capacitors
397
NUISANCE
429
TRESPASS TO THE PERSON
469
DEFAMATION
501

BREACH OF DUTY
91
CAUSATION AND REMOTENESS OF DAMAGE
137
LIABILITY FOR PSYCHIATRIC INJURY
191
Armstrong 1969 2 NSWLR451 484
201
Friern Hospital Management Committee
211
Rowley Regis Corpn 1944 1 KB 476 551
225
LIABILITY FOR ECONOMIC LOSS
259
DEFENCES
512
DEFENCES
549
VICARIOUS LIABILITY
565
LENDING OF VEHICLES
579
Index
629
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