Tort Law Directions

Paperback | June 4, 2016

byVera Bermingham, Carol Brennan

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Do you understand the key elements of negligence?Are you confused by the concept of defamation? Tort Law Directions tackles these and many more questions, introducing you to this exciting area of law. The Directions series has been written with students in mind. The ideal guide as they approach the subject for the first time, this book will help them: * Gain a complete understanding of the topic: just the right amount of detail conveyed clearly* Understand the law in context: with scene-setting introductions and highlighted case extracts, the practical importance of the law becomes clear * Identify when and how to critically evaluate the law: they'll be introduced to the key areas of debate and given the confidence to question the law* Deepen and test knowledge: visually engaging learning and self-testing features aid understanding and help students tackle assessments with confidence* Elevate their learning: with the ground-work in place you can aspire to take learning to the next level, with direction provided on how to go furtherAn extensive Online Resource Centre provides a wide range of extra resources to further support studies, including: * Guidance on answering problem and essay questions * Glossary* Podcasts Additional lecturer resources include:* Test bank

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Do you understand the key elements of negligence?Are you confused by the concept of defamation? Tort Law Directions tackles these and many more questions, introducing you to this exciting area of law. The Directions series has been written with students in mind. The ideal guide as they approach the subject for the first time, this bo...

Vera Bermingham is Lecturer in Law at the Open University. Carol Brennan is Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Buckingham, UK.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:June 4, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0198753241

ISBN - 13:9780198753247

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: what is tort law?2. The tort system3. Trespass to the person and to land4. Negligence: duty of care5. Breach of duty6. Negligence: causation7. Negligence: duty of care problem areas8. General defences9. Negligence: liability relating to premises10. Employers' liability11. Vicarious liability12. Product liability13. Nuisance14. Rylands v Fletcher15. Elements of defamation16. Defences to defamation17. Privacy and misuse of private information18. Remedies and limitation

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"Excellent textbook, complete, accessible." --Stefania Marassi, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands