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Published: 05 August 2019

752 Pages


ISBN: 9780198829270

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Tort Law

Sixth Edition

Kirsty Horsey and Erika Rackley

  • Allows students to think more deeply and critically about the law with carefully chosen learning features such as 'counterpoint' and 'pause for reflection' boxes
  • Students can understand how the law works in its practical context and begin to consider potential issues and debates with problem questions in each chapter
  • Take your students' learning further with the dedicated online resources, with downloadable annotated judgments and statutes, outline answers to questions in the book, annotated web links and video clips, author Twitter feed, and additional content on negligence and product liability. Students can also develop skills in answering problem questions with annotated versions in the appendix and further pointers online
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this Edition:

  • Completely revised and updated text including key legal developments particularly in the areas of psychiatric harm, breach, vicarious liability, defamation, privacy and public body liability
  • New cases include: Dryden & Ors v Johnson Matthey PLC [2018] (actionable harm); Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50 (duty); Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [2018] (duty, public bodies); Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD and another [2018] (public bodies); Economou v De Freitas [2018] (defamation); Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] (non-delegable duty of care); Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2018]; Frederick v Positive Solutions (Financial Services) Ltd [2018] (vicarious liability); Gee & Others v DePuy International Limited [2018] (product liability); Richard v The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) & Anor [2018] (privacy)

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