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Tort Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Fourth Edition

Jenny Steele

July 2017

ISBN: 9780198768807

1,000 pages

In Stock

Text, Cases, and Materials

Price: £44.99

Striking the perfect balance between incisive author text and carefully selected materials to support students critical engagement with primary materials.



Tort Law: Text, Cases, and Materials combines incisive author commentary with carefully selected extracts from primary and secondary materials to provide a complete and supportive student text.

  • Combines key cases and materials with substantial author text, providing students with a stand-alone resource
  • Extracts from a wide variety of sources encourage students to acquire a good understanding of a range of different perspectives
  • This text excels in its clarity of expression helping students to appreciate the complexities and challenges surrounding tort law
  • The two-colour page design enables the reader to distinguish easily between the author text and the case extracts

New to this edition

  • A new 'Conclusions' section at the end of each chapter will support students in consolidating their knowledge.

About the Author(s)

Jenny Steele, Professor & Director of Research, York Law School, University of York

Professor Jenny Steele is Director of Research at York Law School, University of York. She is also a past president of the Society of Legal Scholars and was a co-editor of Legal Studies, the society's journal, from 2006 to 2011.

Table of Contents

    I. Introductory
    1:Introduction: The shape of tort law today
    II. Intentional Interferences
    2:Torts of intention
    III. The Tort of Negligence
    3:Essentials of negligence: establishing liability
    4:Causation problems
    5:Defences to negligence
    6:Duty of care: applications
    IV. General Matters
    7:Limitation and contribution
    8:Damages, compensation, and responsibility
    9:Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties
    V. Nuisance and Duties Relating to Land
    11:Rylands v Fletcher and strict liability
    12:Liability for dangerous premises
    VI. Defamation and Privacy
    VII. Stricter Liabilities
    15:Product liability
    16:Breach of statutory duty
    17:Trespass to land and goods, and conversion


"...close to the ideal, because it strikes the right balance between rigour, accessibility, comprehensiveness and manageability." - Sarah Green, Associate Professor of Law, Oxford University

Additional Resources

This text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre featuring updates on the latest developments in tort law, and web links to reliable and accurate resources for further study.

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