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Tort Law Directions

Eighth Edition

Carol Brennan

May 2022

ISBN: 9780192855367

480 pages

In Stock


Price: £34.99

This is the most student friendly guide to the subject; empowering students to evaluate the law, understand its practical applications, and approach assessments with confidence.



A considered balance of depth, detail, context, and critique, Tort Law Directions offers the most student-friendly guide to the subject; empowering students to evaluate the law, understand its practical application, and approach assessments with confidence.

  • Gain a complete understanding of the topic: we won't overload or leave your students short, just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly
  • Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear
  • Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: we'll introduce the key areas of debate and give your students the confidence to question the law
  • Direct and consolidate their knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help your students tackle assessments with confidence
  • Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place your students can aspire to take their learning to the next level, the authors provide direction on going further
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

New to this edition

  • A new Key Cases feature at the end of each chapter suggests the key cases with which students should be familiar for each topic. In the e-book and Law Trove versions, these are linked directly to the case reports on the British and Irish Legal Information Institute website.
  • Legal updates include Kahn v Meadows and Manchester Building Society v Grant Thornton on the scope of liability and the consequential impact on damages; White Lion Hotel v James on risk assessment in occupier's liability; and Corbyn v Millet on the meaning of defamation.

About the Author(s)

Carol Brennan, Teaching Fellow on the Undergraduate Laws Programme, University of London

Table of Contents

    1:Tort: Law and system
    2:Negligence: duty of care
    3:Breach of duty
    4:Negligence: causation
    5:Negligence: duty of care problem areas
    6:Defences to negligence
    7:Negligence: occupiers' liability
    8:Employers' liability and non-delegable duties
    9:Vicarious liability
    10:Product liability
    11:Trespass to the person and to land
    13:Rylands v Fletcher
    14:Elements of defamation
    15:Defences to defamation
    16:Privacy and misuse of private information
    17:Remedies and limitation

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
The 8th 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 online resources include: guidance on answering the questions in the book, podcasts introducing the issues covered in each chapter, bi-annual updates on the latest key developments in tort law, and self-test questions with instant feedback, providing an opportunity for students to test and consolidate their learning.

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