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Tort Law

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Written by leading academics, this exciting new student-focused textbook offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Tort Law and enables them to become confident critical thinkers. Accessible and thought-provoking, Tort...

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Written by leading academics, this exciting new student-focused textbook offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Tort Law and enables them to become confident critical thinkers. Accessible and thought-provoking, Tort Law combines clear explanations of core legal principles and recent legal developments with lively discussions of key academic perspectives. Extended problem questions, flowcharts and relatable examples help students to understand how law works in a practical context and prepares them for success in assignments and exams. Engaging pedagogical boxes, such as ‘Viewpoint’ and ‘Making Connections’, encourage students to develop their own critical thinking practice and appreciate how Tort Law interacts with other areas of the core law curriculum.

Comprehensive and student-friendly with engaging visual features, Tort Law is an essential companion for all undergraduate Tort Law modules, for students of all abilities.


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  • Places students' needs first, with fun pedagogy and a clear, engaging tone
  • Balance between clarity and criticality makes the book suitable for students of different abilities
  • Visual features aid visual learners
  • Real-world approach and practical application, with lots of everyday examples
  • Unique running problem question feature and flowcharts in every chapter
  • Suitable across a range of courses - covers core curriculum and more advanced topics, e.g. the Economic Torts
  • In-book and online pedagogy prepare students for assignments and example

1. Introduction
Part 1: The Tort of Negligence
2. Duty of care
3. Pure economic loss
4. Psychiatric injury
5. Breach of duty
6. Causation
7. Remoteness
Part 2: Torts Relating to Land and Goods
8. Occupiers’ Liability
9. Nuisance and the Rule in Rylands v Fletcher
10. Product Liability
Part 3: Intentional Torts
11. Economic torts
12. Intentional torts to the person
Part 4: Defamation and Privacy
13. Defamation
14. Privacy
Part 5: General Matters
15. Vicarious liability
16. Defences
17. Damages.                                    


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  • Practical guidance for answering exam questions
  • Practical guidance for answering essay questions
  • Commentaries on recently decided cases
  • Useful weblinks
  • Interactive roadmaps

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Sarah Green is the Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law at the Law Commission of England and Wales.  Prior to that, she was Professor of Private Law at the University of Bristol, Professor of the Law of Obligations at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at the University of Birmingham.  She has written two books about specific elements of tort law, and has also published on a variety of other topics including virtual currencies, blockchain issues surrounding intermediated securities, smart contracts, sale of goods law as applicable to digitised assets, and wage theft.

Jodi Gardner is a University Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St John’s College....

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Sarah Green is the Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law at the Law Commission of England and Wales.  Prior to that, she was Professor of Private Law at the University of Bristol, Professor of the Law of Obligations at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at the University of Birmingham.  She has written two books about specific elements of tort law, and has also published on a variety of other topics including virtual currencies, blockchain issues surrounding intermediated securities, smart contracts, sale of goods law as applicable to digitised assets, and wage theft.

Jodi Gardner is a University Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St John’s College. She is also a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Banking & Finance Law, National University of Singapore. Jodi’s research is primarily focused on the intersection between private law and social policy. She is written on a variety of different topics in this area including the regulation of high-cost credit contracts, the impact of austerity measures, the effect of open banking on financial exclusion, online auctions, and concurrent liability in tort and contract.


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