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Clerk & Lindsell on Torts

Clerk & Lindsell on Torts
24th Edition, Mainwork & 1st Supplement
Series:  Common Law Library
Practice Area:  Tort
ISBN:  9780414122994
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  31 Jul 2024
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback
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Clerk & Lindsell on Torts, one of our flagship titles and part of the Common Law Library series, is an essential reference tool which is widely referred to by practitioners and cited by the judiciary. It offers the most comprehensive coverage of the subject, providing the end user with indispensable access to current, frequent and unrivalled authoritative information on all aspects of tort law.

Key Features:

  • Provides unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage on all areas of tort law
  • Sets out the general principles of liability and causation
  • Explains in detail general defences, such as claimant’s wrongdoing, consent and assumption of risk, exclusion of liability and miscellaneous defences
  • Covers all areas of tort, from joint liability and vicarious liability to capacity and parties, from negligence to breach of statutory duty and professional liability, and from product liability and occupiers’ liability to employers’ liability and public service liability
  • Deals with other important areas from malicious prosecution to wrongful interference with goods, from deceit to trespass to land, from liability for animals to nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher, and from malicious falsehood to the economic torts
  • Discusses statutory IP rights and passing of
  • Includes fully updated and detailed chapters on defamation, breach of confidence and misuse of private information
  • Deals extensively with damages and other remedies including injunctions
  • Covers limitation periods in detail
  • Considers all heads of liability with regard to the relevant human rights issues
  • Takes full account of the effects of Brexit

The First Supplement to the Twenty-Fourth Edition brings the Main Work fully up to date with the latest developments (including, where appropriate, the fallout from the completion of the Brexit process). These include, among others:

In the Supreme Court:

  • Armstead v Royal & Sun Alliance Insurance Co Ltd
  • Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust
  • McCulloch v Forth Valley Health Board
  • Jalla v Shell International Trading & Shipping Co
  • HXA v Surrey CC
  • Wolverhampton City Council v London Gypsies and Travellers
  • >

In other courts:

  • Holmes v Poeton Holdings Ltd
  • Bratt v Jones
  • Keskinäinen Vakuutusyhtiö Fennia v Koninklijke Philips NV (C-264/21)
  • Benyatov v Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd
  • FXJ v Home Secretary

Other material:

  • The new s.A7 of the Higher Education and Research Act 2017 on breach of statutory duty

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  • Chapter 1 - Principles of Liability in Tort
  • Chapter 2 - Causation and Remoteness: General Principles
  • Chapter 3 - General Defences
  • Chapter 4 - Joint Liability and Contribution
  • Chapter 5 - Capacity and Parties
  • Chapter 6 - Vicarious Liability
  • Chapter 7 - Negligence
  • Chapter 8 - Breach of Statutory Duty
  • Chapter 9 - Professional Liability
  • Chapter 10 - Product Liability and Consumer Protection
  • Chapter 11 - Occupiers’ Liability and Defective Premises
  • Chapter 12 - Employers’ Liability
  • Chapter 13 - Public Service Liability
  • Chapter 14 - Trespass to the Person and Harassment
  • Chapter 15 - Malicious Prosecution and Malicious Abuse of Process
  • Chapter 16 - Wrongful Interference with Goods
  • Chapter 17 - Deceit
  • Chapter 18 - Trespass to Land and Dispossession
  • Chapter 19 - Nuisance, Rylands v Fletcher and Similar Liabilities
  • Chapter 20 - Animals
  • Chapter 21 - Defamation
  • Chapter 22 - Malicious Falsehood
  • Chapter 23 - Economic Torts
  • Chapter 24 - Passing Off
  • Chapter 25 - Breach of Confidence and Privacy
  • Chapter 26 - Damages
  • Chapter 27 - Injunctions
  • Chapter 28 - Self-Help
  • Chapter 29 - Discharge of Torts
  • Chapter 30 - Limitation


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