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Card & James' Business Law

Card & James' Business Law (4th edn)

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date: 21 March 2023

p. 33713. An introduction to the law of tortslocked

p. 33713. An introduction to the law of tortslocked

  • Lee RoachLee RoachSenior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth


This chapter provides an introduction to the law of torts. It explains that the objectives of tort law are to compensate those who suffer harm, to deter conduct that causes harm, and to protect legitimate interests. Tort law, along with contract law, forms the backbone of Britain’s civil justice system and is of immense importance to the business community because it represents a significant source of legal exposure for businesses. The chapter provides an introduction to the concept of the duty of care, as well as discussing who can sue and be sued in the event of a breach of duty. Finally, the chapter discusses how the law of torts has been affected by the European Convention on Human Rights.

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