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Published: 26 June 2018

456 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198805359

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Tort Law Directions

Sixth Edition

Vera Bermingham and Carol Brennan


  • Gain a complete understanding of the topic: we won't overload or leave your students short, just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly
  • Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear
  • Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: we'll introduce the key areas of debate and give your students the confidence to question the law
  • Direct and consolidate their knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help your students tackle assessments with confidence
  • Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place your students can aspire to take their learning to the next level, the authors provide direction on going further
  • This book is accompanied by online resources, including: guidance on answering problem and essay questions, podcasts and a glossary. Lecturers also have access to a test bank, which can be customised to meet specific teaching needs.

New to this Edition:

  • Increased detail and analysis throughout the text, including coverage and discussion of new cases to further explore the intricacies of the law of tort.
  • An early and significant interpretation of Montgomery v Lanarkshire in Webster v Burton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
  • The Supreme Court expansion of vicarious liability in Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council (2017).
  • Court of Appeal guidance on interpretation of the s 1 'serious harm' threshold in defamation Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd (2017)
  • Correia v University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust (2017), in which the Court of Appeal restricted the application of Chester v Afshar on causation
  • Burgess v Lejonvarn (2017) on duty of care in 'social' situations
  • Increased case close-up boxes, which highlight the key cases for readers

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