The Law of Professional Immunities

Hardcover | July 19, 2014

byMark Davies

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Provides an authoritative analytical and practical doctrinal consideration of the law relating to professional immunities in tort law. Dr Davies primarily focuses on English law with some coverage of other common law jurisdictions where cases and other materials are relevant. Professionalobligations and liabilities play an important role in tort, with a limited number of professional and occupational groups considered to benefit from some "immunity" from these. This essential text reviews the nature of immunities and considers the contexts in which the term is used before providingexamples of those "immune" professions with reference to case law and leading secondary commentary. It addresses the rationales and justifications for immunities and, more broadly, their interaction with general professional negligence and liability issues.

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Provides an authoritative analytical and practical doctrinal consideration of the law relating to professional immunities in tort law. Dr Davies primarily focuses on English law with some coverage of other common law jurisdictions where cases and other materials are relevant. Professionalobligations and liabilities play an important ro...

Dr Mark Davies is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Sussex where he is convenor for the Law of Tort, Professional Negligence and Liability, Ethics and Conduct of Lawyers courses.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.1 inPublished:July 19, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199695954

ISBN - 13:9780199695959

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Participants in the court and dispute resolution processes3. Academics4. Medical practitioners5. Police6. Military and other uniformed services7. Local Government and public sector professionals8. Professions and words and other miscellaneous professional protections9. Concluding thoughts