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Street on Torts

Sixteenth Edition

Christian Witting

May 2021

ISBN: 9780198865506

768 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

Incisive, thorough, clear: combining explanation, context, and practical consolidation for a balanced guide to tort law.



Street on Torts provides an insightful and thorough treatment of tort law with a focus on key concepts and clear explanations.

  • Perceptive treatment of the law, combined with insightful analysis, helps students to engage thoroughly with the law of torts
  • Focus is on key concepts and clear explanations, and content is logically structured to map closely to undergraduate courses
  • 'Key Issues' at the beginning of chapters help to guide students in their learning, and conclusions at the end offer the opportunity for further consolidation
  • Problem questions at the end of each chapter allow students to actively apply their knowledge and practise analytical and essay-writing skills
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A full legal update, including coverage of N v Poole Borough Council (on duty of care), Dryden v Johnson Matthey plc (on actionable damage), Henderson v Dorset Healthcare (on illegality), and more
  • References to a wide range of authoritative texts at the end of each chapter have been updated to ensure further reading is well directed

About the Author(s)

Christian Witting, Professor of Law, National University of Singapore

Christian Witting is Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore and is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Previously he held chairs in law at Durham University and Queen Mary University of London. Professor Witting's books and papers have been cited in the United Kingdom Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Canada, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, Singapore Court of Appeal, New Zealand High Court, and other appellate courts.

Table of Contents

    Part I. Introduction
    1:Overview of tort law
    Part II. Negligent Invasions of Personal, Property, and Financial Interests
    2:Duty of care I: foundational principles
    3:Duty of care II: bodily injury and psychiatric illness
    4:Duty of care III: property damage and purely financial losses
    5:Duty of care IV: public authorities
    6:Breach of duty
    7:Causation and remoteness
    8:Defences to negligence
    9:Liability for defective premises and structures
    Part III. Intentional Invasions of Interests in the Person and Property
    10:Trespass to the person and related torts
    11:Wrongful interference with goods
    12:Trespass to land
    13:Defences to intentional torts against the person or property
    Part IV. Misrepresentation-based and 'Economic' Torts
    14:False representations
    15:The general economic torts
    Part V. Torts Involving Strict or Stricter Liability
    16:Product liability
    18:The rule in Rylands v Fletcher
    19:Breach of statutory duty
    Part VI. Interests in Reputation: Defamation
    20:Defamation: foundational principles
    21:Defences and remedies in defamation
    Part VII. Privacy
    22:Privacy actions in tort
    Part VIII. Misuse of Process and Public Powers
    23:Misuse of process and public powers
    Part IX. Parties and Remedies
    24:Vicarious liability
    25:Capacity and parties

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources:
The sixteenth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

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

The book is accompanied by online resources.

  • Answer guidance for each of the problem questions in the book
  • An additional chapter on animal torts
  • Bi-annual updates to keep students up to date on the latest key developments in tort law
  • Self-test questions on key topics, with feedback, giving students the opportunity to test their learning