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Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence

Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence
15th Edition, 2nd Supplement
Series:  Common Law Library
ISBN:  9780414119048
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editor:Mark Armitage
Publication Date:  28 Jun 2024
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Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence is the principal guide to a complex area of the law, providing unrivalled depth of analysis into the tort of negligence.

Key Features:

  • Sets out comprehensively the general principles, covering duty of care and liability issues under the tort of negligence
  • Shows how the principles developed through the application of the common law and explains how the law of negligence has been applied in the UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions
  • Explains the duty to take care, when it exists, between what parties it exists and to assess quickly if a cause for action exists
  • Explains what remedies may be available, including damages and investigates the remoteness of damages as a remedy
  • Explains the burden of proof in negligence cases
  • Demonstrates the defences and discharges from liability
  • Demonstrates the standard of care principle in relation to persons professing some special skill, highways and transport, employee employer relationship
  • Provides an essential reference for every negligence case whether it is to do with personal injury including resulting in death, property, product liability and injury caused by animals and death
  • Differentiates between absolute and strict liability
  • Includes up-to-date statutory duties which means you will know exactly how recent changes apply
  • Shows, through a detailed analysis of case law, how the principles work in specific situations and sets out the implications of new developments to help you take a view on your particular case

The Second Supplement to the Fifteenth Edition brings the main work up- to-date with all the recent developments including:

In the Supreme Court

  • Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2024] UKSC 1
  • Armstead v Royal Sun Alliance Insurance Co Ltd [2024] UKSC 6
  • HXA v Surrey CC [2023] UKSC 52
  • Trustees of the Barry Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses v BXB [2023] UKSC 15
  • McCulloch & others v Forth Valley Health Board [2023] UKSC 26

In the Court of Appeal

  • Holmes v Poeton Holdings Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 1377
  • MXX v A Secondary School [2023] EWCA Civ 996
  • Juj v John Lewis Partnership [2023] EWCA Civ 1507
  • Zanatta v Metroline Travel Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 224
  • Benyatov v Credit Suisse (Securities) Europe Ltd [2023] EWCA Civ 140
  • FXJ v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2023] EWCA Civ 1357

CONTENTS

Part I: General Principles
Chapter 1: The Meaning of Negligence;
Chapter 2: The Duty to Take Care;
Chapter 3: Parties;
Chapter 4: Principal Defences and Discharges from Liability;
Chapter 5: Causation and Remoteness of Damage;
Chapter 6: Proof and Damages;
Chapter 7: Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duties;
Part II: Standard of Care
Chapter 8: The Standard of Care;
Chapter 9: Dangerous Premises;
Chapter 10: Persons Professing Some Special Skill;
Chapter 11: Highways and Transport;
Chapter 12: Employment at Common Law;
Part III: Statutory Duty
Chapter 13: Liability for Breach of Statutory Duty
Part IV: Absolute or Strict Liability
Chapter 14: Dangerous Things: Rylands & Fletcher;
Chapter 15: Animals;
Chapter 16: Product Liability;
Part V: Death
Chapter 17: Death and Causes of Action;
Part VI: Miscellaneous Matters
Chapter 18: Insurance and Other Compensation Schemes

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