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Tort Law: Text and Materials

Sixth Edition

Mark Lunney, Donal Nolan, and Ken Oliphant

September 2017

ISBN: 9780198745525

1,080 pages

In Stock

Price: £47.99

The authors' unique style of lively and thought-provoking analysis is brought together with carefully chosen extracts to give students a rich, contextual understanding of the law of tort.



The sixth edition of Lunney, Nolan and Oliphant's market-leading tort law text provides a complete, authoritative guide to the subject. The book combines clear overviews of the law with well-chosen extracts from cases and materials supported by insightful commentary.

  • The blend of insightful and stimulating author text with significant extracts from cases and materials means the book can be used both as a stand-alone text and as an accompanying casebook
  • A clear two-colour page design allows for easy distinction between commentary and materials, and aids navigation through the book
  • The many suggestions for further readings woven throughout the text provide targeted opportunities for additional research, enabling the reader to gain a rounded understanding of tort law

About the Author(s)

Mark Lunney, Professor of Law, University of New England in New South Wales, Donal Nolan, Professor of Private Law. Francis Reynolds and Clarendon Fellow and Tutor at Worcester College, University of Oxford, and Ken Oliphant, Director of the Institute for European Tort Law, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna

Table of Contents

    1:General introduction
    2:Intentional interference with the person
    3:Negligence - introduction
    4:Breach of duty
    5:Causation and scope of liability
    6:Defences to negligence
    7:Negligence: duty of care - psychiatric illness
    8:Negligence: duty of care - economic loss
    9:Negligence: duty of care - omissions and acts of third parties
    10:Negligence: duty of care - public bodies
    11:Special liability regimes
    12:Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher
    15:Vicarious liability
    16:Damages for personal injury
    17:Death and damages
    18:How tort works


"Review from previous edition I have nothing but praise for this text. It is one of the few on the market to adopt a socio-legal perspective and one of the best of those available. It is also extremely well-written - the materials are integrated into the text very effectively and the text is clear." - Annette Morris, Cardiff School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University

Additional Resources

The Online Resource Centre for Lunney, Nolan and Oliphant's Tort Law: Text and Materials offers students updates on development in tort law since publication and an interactive question bank.