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Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Questions, diagrams, and exercises help readers to engage fully with each subject and check their understanding as they progress. This book covers all the core areas of tort law, combining an engaging approach with plenty of learning features. It provides a detailed introduction to the key principles of tort law, and illustrates the points of law through discussions of important court cases. Key cases are discussed to illustrate the main principles of tort law; they help to bring the subject to life, allowing students to see how the law operates in practice. This new edition of the text includes increased focus on the influence of human rights on tort law. It is fully updated with recent case law highlighting how quickly tort law is developing particularly.

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All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter explores vicarious liability, a form of secondary liability which operates most often in the employment context, and non-delegable duties. It begins by outlining the nature and structure of vicarious liability before turning to two requirements of sufficient relationship and sufficient connection with the tort. It then explains possible justifications for vicarious liability, the relationship criterion, and the notion of ‘close connection’ as it has been developed through key recent cases.

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Carol Brennan and Vera Bermingham

Without assuming prior legal knowledge, books in the Directions series introduce and guide readers through key points of law and legal debate. Questions, diagrams, and exercises help readers to engage fully with each subject and check their understanding as they progress. This book covers all the core areas of tort law, combining an engaging approach with plenty of learning features. It provides a detailed introduction to the key principles of tort law, and illustrates the points of law through discussions of important court cases. Key cases are discussed to illustrate the main principles of tort law; they help to bring the subject to life, allowing students to see how the law operates in practice. This new edition of the text includes increased focus on the influence of human rights on tort law. It is fully updated with recent case law highlighting how quickly tort law is developing particularly.

Chapter

All books in this flagship series contain carefully selected substantial extracts from key cases, legislation, and academic debate, providing able students with a stand-alone resource. This chapter explores vicarious liability, a form of secondary liability which operates most often in the employment context, and non-delegable duties. It begins by outlining the nature and structure of vicarious liability before turning to two requirements of sufficient relationship and sufficient connection with the tort. It then explains possible justifications for vicarious liability, the relationship criterion, and the notion of ‘close connection’ as it has been developed through key recent cases.