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Markesinis & Deakin's Tort Law

Eighth Edition

Simon Deakin and Zoe Adams

16 September 2019

ISBN: 9780198747963

1,016 pages

In Stock

Price: £49.99

A classic text in tort law, offering the most socio-economic and comparative treatment of the subject.


Markesinis and Deakin's Tort Law is an authoritative, analytical, and well-established textbook, now in its eighth edition. The authors provide a variety of comparative and economic perspectives on the law of tort and its likely development, placing the subject in its socio-economic context, giving students a deeper understanding of tort law.

  • This leading textbook covers all aspects of tort law and and provides students with the access to innovative thinking on the subject
  • Is well-referenced with a bibliography and footnotes which provide a platform for further study, encouraging students to read the best of the available literature
  • Provides a variety of comparative and economic perspectives on the law of tort and its likely development, placing the subject in context and giving students a deeper and richer understanding of tort law
  • Through the range of academic perspectives combined with a highly readable style, encourages reflection and analysis, helping students to develop these increasingly important skills
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • Takes account of over thirty new Supreme Court decisions affecting vitually all aspects of tort law from duty of care to defences, numerous other cases shaping the law's development, and major new legislation including the Defamation Act 2013 and the Consumer Rights Act 2015
  • Provides extensive analysis of the radical changes made to the law governing vicarious liability following decisions in the Christain Brothers case, Cox v Ministry of Defence and Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council, and discusses the far-reaching implications of the expansion of non-delegable duties of care in Woodland v Essex County Council
  • In relation to duty of care there is an analysis of the clarification undertaken by the Supreme Court in Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and an exploration of the shifting boundary between the tort of negligence and human rights law
  • There is also account of emerging responses to risks associated with new digital technologies in the areas of product liability, defamation, and the protection of privacy

About the Author(s)

Simon Deakin, Professor of Law and a Fellow of Peterhouse, University of Cambridge, and Zoe Adams, Junior Research Fellow, King's College, University of Cambridge, King's College, University of Cambridge

Simon Deakin is Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge where he teaches private law, labour law and the economics of law. He is Director of the Cambridge Centre for Business Research (CBR) and a Fellow of Peterhouse.

Zoe Adams is Junior Research Fellow at King's College, Cambridge and an Affiliated Lecturer in Law at the University of Cambridge. She is teaches tort law, labour law and the law of economics of law.

Table of Contents

    I Setting the Scene
    2:Some advice for the novice tort lawyer
    II The Tort of Negligence
    3:Establishing liability in principle: duty of care
    4:Liability for fault: breach
    5:Liability for damage caused: causation and remoteness
    III Special Forms of Negligence
    6:Liability of occupiers and builders
    7:Breach of statutory duty
    8:Liability of public and statutory bodies
    IV Interference with the Person
    9:Intentional interference
    10:Malicious prosecution
    V Land, Chattels, and Intentional Interference with Economic Interests
    11:Interference with chattels
    12:Trespass to Land
    15:The economic torts
    VI Stricter Forms of Liability
    16:The rule in Rylands v Fletcher
    17:Liability for animals
    18:Employer's liability
    19:Vicarious liability
    20:Product liability
    VII Protection of Human Dignity (in private law)
    21:Defamation and injurious falsehood
    22:The protection of human privacy
    VIII Defences and Remedies
    25:Other remedies and multiple liabilities

Additional Resources

Digital formats
This eighth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats.

  • The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks