The Negligence Liability of Public Authorities

Hardcover | May 14, 2017

byCherie Booth, Dan Squires

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Whether, and in what circumstances, public authorities should be held liable for negligence in the performance of their public functions is a highly complex area of the law. Written by two leading barristers, the first edition of The Negligence Liability of Public Authorities provided a muchneeded guide to these complexities and offered a detailed account of the law for practitioners and academics. This second edition builds on the reputation of the first, including full coverage of the many important cases which have been decided since 2006. Divided into two Parts, Part I focuses on the extent to which the public nature of a defendant affects civil liability and the principles that governand limit that liability. Part II considers the law as it impacts upon specific areas of public authorities' activities. It examines cases in a range of key areas, including the police, social services, highways, education, and the emergency services and aims to set out in a comprehensive way thedifferent legal issues that have arisen in each area. By examining cases in a variety of jurisdictions, including Australia, Canada, South Africa, New Zealand and the USA, the authors further broaden the scope of this authoritative text. The book also identifies the underlying principles andpolicy arguments which have shaped the law more generally, making it an extremely useful resource for a wide variety of practitioners.

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Whether, and in what circumstances, public authorities should be held liable for negligence in the performance of their public functions is a highly complex area of the law. Written by two leading barristers, the first edition of The Negligence Liability of Public Authorities provided a muchneeded guide to these complexities and offer...

Cherie Booth QC is a barrister at Matrix Chambers, taking silk in 1995. She is a Recorder in the County Court and Crown Court, a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn and an Honorary Bencher of King's Inn, Dublin. Her practice specializes in employment and discrimination work, public law and human rights law. Dan Squires is a barrister at Matrix ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:1008 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:May 14, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199692556

ISBN - 13:9780199692552

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Table of Contents

Part I: General PrinciplesIntroductionStructure of a Negligence Claim1. The Problem of Public Authority Negligence Liability2. Justiciability3. Duty of Care4. Arguments of Public Policy5. Other Aspects of Negligence Claims6. Alternative Remedies7. Human Rights Act 1998Part II: Specific Applications8. Social Services9. Education10. Police11. Detention12. Emergency Services13. Health and Safety Regulators14. Planning, Environmental, Banking and Professional Regulation15. Highways16. Housing and Land Use17. Armed Forces18. Miscellaneous Public Authority Functions

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"The Negligence Liability of Public Authorities is a tour de force that exposes this large and complex body of case law to a lengthy, detailed and critical analysis" --S. H. Bailey, Professional Negligence