Tort Law encourages the reader to understand, engage with and critically reflect upon tort law. The book contains five parts. Part I, which is about the tort of negligence, looks at the basic principles of the duty of care and at special duty problems relating to: omissions and acts of third parties, psychiatric harm, public bodies and economic loss. It also covers breach, causation and remoteness, and defences to negligence. Part II considers occupiers’, product and employers’ liability and breach of statutory duty. Part III looks at personal torts and explains trespass to the person, defamation and the invasion of privacy. Part IV concerns land torts and Part V looks at liability (including vicarious liability), damages and limitations.
Keywords:tort of negligence, duty of care, omissions, psychiatric harm, economic loss, defences to negligence, liability, personal torts, privacy, damages
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- 1. Introduction
- Part I The tort of negligence
- Part II Special liability regimes
- Part III The personal torts
- Part IV The land torts
- Part V Liability, damages and limitations