Journals Higher Education



Published: 20 June 2019

960 Pages


ISBN: 9780199692552

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A new practitioner law publication

The Negligence Liability of Public Authorities

Second Edition

Duncan Fairgrieve and Dan Squires QC

  • Offers the only comprehensive account of areas in which the law of negligence could impact upon public authorities
  • Provides clear and practical guidance in those areas where negligence liability has been decided, and considered academic analysis where aspects of the law are unclear or developing
  • Highly experienced authors offer expert and reliable analysis of the law of negligence and the resulting issues
  • Detailed coverage of specific areas of service provision, including social services; education; police and emergency services; health and safety regulation; planning, environmental, and professional regulation; highways; housing; and the armed forces

New to this Edition:

  • Contains coverage of the large number of new cases that have been decided since the publication of the first edition in 2006
  • Key cases covered by the new edition include Jain v Trent Strategic Health Authority [2009], Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire [2009], Smith v Ministry of Defence [2013], Woodland v Essex County Council [2013], Michael v Chief Constable of South Wales Police [2015], Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [2018], DSD v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2018]
  • Coverage of new Law Commission proposals in the area of public authority negligence

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