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Tort Law Directions

Seventh Edition

Carol Brennan and Vera Bermingham

July 2020

ISBN: 9780198853923

472 pages
Paperback
246x189mm

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Price: £32.99

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

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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 evaluate the law critically: 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

  • The order of chapters has been re-designed to better match tort law courses, with negligence discussed first, and trespass later in the book
  • Updated coverage of new cases and developments, including Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire (2018) (on duty of care in negligence and police liability), Poole BC v GN (2019) (on duty of care of public bodies), Lachaux v Independent Print Ltd (2019) (on the 'serious harm' threshold in defamation), and Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis v DSD and NBV (2018) (on police liability and the ECHR)

About the Author(s)

Carol Brennan, Teaching Fellow on the Undergraduate Laws Programme, University of London, and Vera Bermingham, Senior Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy

Table of Contents

    1:Law and system
    2:Negligence: duty of care
    3:Negligence: 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
    12:Nuisance
    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
This 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 summarising the issues covered in each chapter
    - self-test questions with instant feedback
    - a testbank for use by lecturers, which can be customised to meet specific teaching needs