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Tort Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Fifth Edition

Jenny Steele

August 2022

ISBN: 9780198853916

1,000 pages

Text, Cases, and Materials

Price: £42.99

Striking the perfect balance between incisive author commentary 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 rearranged chapter structure in Part III, ensuring optimum clarity and flow of information
  • Fuller use of cross-referencing, helping students to keep track of interrelated areas
  • Updated coverage of the latest developments in tort law

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:The shape of tort law today
    II. International Interferences
    2:Torts of intention
    III. The Tort of Negligence
    3:Establishing negligence: standard of care
    4:Duty of care: Introduction
    5:Duty of care: Applications
    6:Causation and remoteness
    IV. General Matters
    8:Limitation and contribution
    9:Damages, compensation, and responsibility
    10:Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties
    V. Nuisance and Duties Relating to Land
    12:Rylands v Fletcher and strict liability
    13:Liability for dangerous premises
    VI. Defamation and Privacy
    VII. Stricter Liabilities
    16:Product liability
    17:Breach of statutory duty
    18:Trespass to land and goods, and conversion

Additional Resources

This text is accompanied by online resources designed to support your learning, including bi-annual updates, self-test questions with feedback, and web links to reliable and accurate resources for further study.

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