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April focus: tort law

Our subject focus this month is tort law - a closer look at when things go wrong. We've developed an engaging and lively list of tort law resources written by some of the foremost authorities on the subject, including best sellers designed to support students and get them thinking critically. There are some new editions pusblishing this summer that will keep you and your students on their toes.

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If you don't already have access, the Tort law collection on Law Trove is offered to individuals or institutions from £41.66. Purchase here

All chapters below are free to read until 30th April 2021.

Wilkinson v Downton [1897] QB 57
Essential Cases: Tort Law (3rd edn) by Craig Purshouse
Beware the practical joke, it backfired in this case: "The defendant falsely told the claimant that her husband had broken both of his legs in an accident..."

Ch. 2 - Negligence: Duty of care
Tort Law Directions (7th edn) by Carol Brennan and Vera Bermingham
"Negligence began to be recognized as a tort in its own right around the beginning of the nineteenth century. Before that time, the dominating action for personal injury was the writ of trespass..."

Ch. 1 - Exams skills for success in tort law
Concentrate Q&A Tort Law by Karen Dyer
"Students frequently ask, ‘how do I achieve a good grade for my law exam?’..."

Ch. 14 - Invasion of privacy
Kidner's Casebook on Torts (15th edn) by Kirsty Horsey & Erika Rackley
"The protection of privacy has long been a problem for the common law but no general ‘privacy’ tort has yet been developed..."

Ch. 9 - Intentional interference
Markesinis & Deakin's Tort Law (8th edn) by Simon Deakin and Zoe Adams
"Intentional physical interference with the person may occur by way of an act that threatens violence (assault), amounts to unlawful contact (battery), or constitutes the deprivation of liberty (false imprisonment)..."

Ch. 18 - Trespass to land and nuisance
Tort Law (6th edn) by Kirsty Horsey and Erika Rackley
"Trespass to land, like trespass to the person is concerned with direct harm, though its primary importance is in the protection of property rights..."

Ch. 25 - Capacity and parties
Street on Torts (15th edn) by Christian Witting
"A preliminary issue that might arise in a tort action concerns ‘capacity’. This refers to the status of legal persons and their ability to sue or be sued in tort..."