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6th Edition
Series:  Sweet & Maxwell's Textbook Series
Practice Area:  Academic Law, Tort
ISBN:  9780414060692
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Jul 2017
Format:  eBook - ProView
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  • Presents an accessible and current picture of the law of torts and is ideal for those approaching the subject for the first time
  • Goes through all the major concepts in the law of torts and clearly illustrates how they work in practice by reference to the major cases in this field and the main statutory provisions
  • Clear and comprehensive coverage of all the main areas covered at undergraduate level, making it essential reading for all undergraduate law students and an indispensable resource for those on modular or GDL courses
  • Breaks case law down so that students are presented with the most salient points. This title also considers the law in a factual context, serving as an aide mémoire.
  • Considers the impact of the Human Rights Act and all other key legislation on the law of torts.
  • Evaluates recent reports by the Law Commission and recent case decisions
  • An improved layout with key cases highlighted makes searching easier, and key extracts are boxed throughout making them easily identifiable

New to edition:

Inclusion of key cases such as:

-    Negligence: duty of care (Michael v Chief Constable of South Wales  [2015] UKSC 2;)
-    Psychiatric injury (Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Ronayne  [2015] EWCA Civ 588)
-    Breach of duty (Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board  [2015] UKSC 11 and Dunnage v Randall [2015] EWCA Civ 673)
-    Causation (Williams v Bermuda Hospitals Board  [2016] UKPC 4; and Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks  [2016] EWCA Civ 86)
-    Vicarious liability (Cox v Ministry of Justice   [2016] UKSC 10 and Mohamud v Wm Morrison Supermarkets plc  [2016] UKSC 11)
-    Breach of statutory duty (Campbell v Gordon  [2016] UKSC 38)
-    Trespass to the person (O v A  [2015] UKSC 32), malicious prosecution (Willers v Joyce  [2016] UKSC 43)
-    Privacy (PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd [2016] UKSC 26)
-    Defence of illegality (Patel v Mirza [2016] UKSC 42)

Statutes such as:
-    Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism (SARAH) Act 2015
-    Consumer Rights Act 2015
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