Tort Law Directions is written in an engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on tort law courses with clarity. The book provides a thorough introduction to the key principles of tort law, and illustrates the points of law through discussions of important cases. Two introductory chapters introduce the basic concept of what tort law is, and explain the basic workings of the tort system, which helps to contextualise the discussions of the substantive law that follow. The book includes a range of learning features to help guide and support students through the material in an interesting and engaging way. Questions, summaries, and think points encourage active learning, and enable students to check their understanding of the subject as they progress through the course. These learning features and the clear writing style ensure that students can also benefit from the arguments developed throughout the chapters, and from some introductory academic debates. The book's clear structure and cross-referencing will enable students to navigate easily through the diversity of tort law, making this an ideal text for students who are new to the subject.
Online Resource Centre Student resources: - Podcasts of authors' answers to students' frequently asked questions - Updates on cases and legislation - Further guidance and examples on answering problem and essay questions in tort - A glossary providing clear definitions of the key words and terms used in the textbook Lecturer resources: - Testbank of 200 multiple choice questions with answers and feedback - Suggested group exercises/activities relating to the additional reading
Table of Contents
1. Introduction - what is tort law?; 2. The tort system; 3. Negligence: duty of care; 4. Breach of duty; 5. Negligence: causation; 6. Negligence: duty of care problem areas; 7. General defences; 8. Negligence: liability relating to premises; 9. Trespass to the person and to land; 10. Employers' liability; 11. Vicarious liability; 12. Product liability; 13. Nuisance; 14. Rylands v Fletcher; 15. Elements of defamation; 16. Defences to defamation; 17. Privacy; 18. Remedies and limitation
Vera Bermingham is Principal Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Law Programmes at Kingston University. She previously taught at Brunel and Middlesex Universities. Vera's main area of research is in legal education and her publications include articles on access to legal education, access to the legal profession and learning and teaching in legal education. She a member of the Editorial Board of The Law Teacher, International Journal of Legal Education. Dr Carol Brennan is Senior Lecturer at University of Buckingham. She previously taught at Oxford Brookes University. Her particular research interests lie in restorative justice and tort law (particularly negligence), but she also conducts research into medical law (consent); criminology; human rights law; and evidence.