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Lunney & Oliphant's Tort Law: Text and Materials (7th edn)  

Ken OliphantHead of School and Professor of Tort Law, University of Bristol Law SchoolClose
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Donal NolanProfessor of Private Law, Francis Reynolds and Clarendon Fellow and Tutor at Worcester College, University of OxfordClose
Published in Print: 23 February 2023 Published Online:August 2023
ISBN: 9780198865117
Publisher:Oxford University Press

Abstract

Tort Law: Text and Materials brings together a selection of carefully chosen extracts from cases and materials, with extensive commentary. Each section begins with a clear overview of the law, followed by illustrative extracts from case law and from government reports and scholarly literature, which are supported by explanation and analysis. The authors start by introducing the subject, and then examine intentional interference with the person before moving on to liability for negligence. Their analysis provides an overview of negligence liability in general, and then addresses in turn breach of duty, causation and remoteness, defences to negligence and specific duty of care issues (psychiatric illness, economic loss and omissions and acts of third parties). In the following chapter, the authors consider the statutory regimes governing occupiers’ liability and product liability, as well as the tort of breach of statutory duty. The focus then switches to nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher, defamation, and privacy, before turning to vicarious liability, and damages for personal injury and death. Finally, how tort works in practice is explored.

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