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Tort Law

Text, Cases, and Materials

Fifth Edition

Jenny Steele

29 September 2022

ISBN: 9780198853916

1,040 pages

In Stock

Text, Cases, and Materials

Price: £44.99

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
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

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
  • A new chapter structure in PartIII of the book reflects significant changes in the law on negligence and duty of care
  • New discussion of numerous legal developments has been added , including Paul v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2022] on psychiatric harm to 'secondary' victims; Khan v Meadows [2021] and MBS v Thorton [2021] on scope of duty; further consideration of illegality in Stoffel v Grondona [2021] and Henderson v Dorset Healthcare NHS Trust [2020]; R(Jalloh) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] on false imprisonment; Barclays Bank v Various Claimants [2020] on vicarious liability; and Fearn v Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery [2020] on private nuisance
  • 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:Introduction: the shape of tort law today
    II. International Interferences
    2:Torts of intention
    III. The Tort of Negligence
    3:The standard of care in negligence
    4:The duty of care: introduction and development
    5:Duty of care: applications
    6:Causation, remoteness, and scope of duty: connection to the damage
    7:Defences to negligence
    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:Occupiers' liability
    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

Digital formats and resources
The 5th 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
  • This text is accompanied by online resources designed to support your learning, including bi-annual updates, and self-test questions with feedback.

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