Tort Law by Kirsty HorseyTort Law by Kirsty Horsey

Tort Law

byKirsty Horsey, Erika Rackley

Paperback | April 3, 2009

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Tort Law provides a different approach to the study of tort. Written with students firmly in mind, it presents an engaging and accessible yet thought-provoking and critical account. Its analytical approach locates the law in its political and socio-legal context, exploring both practical andtheoretical problems. The book's innovative use of pedagogical features (including 'pause for reflection' boxes and 'counterpoint' boxes) encourages students to engage with debates about the way tort law is and how it could be. Case boxes reflect the case-driven nature of tort, ensuring students areclear about the black-letter law.Chapter-opening problem questions are used to place the law in its practical context and to illustrate how to apply the theory. Annotated versions of the problem questions are placed at the back of the book to give students pointers on how to answer them, and outline answers are housed on the book'saccompanying Online Resource Centre.Tort Law also provides diagrams and tables where relevant; chapter summaries; end-of-chapter questions; and annotated lists of further reading. The authors' conversational and lively writing style engages students in the study of this essential subject.This text is divided into six parts: Introduction to tort, Negligence, Special liability regimes, Personal torts, Land torts and Damages and the purpose of compensation.Tort Law is fully up to date and includes recent cases and developments such as:- House of Lords decisions in Barker v Corus [2006]; Customs and Excise Commissioners v Barclays Bank [2006]; Grieves v FT Everard [2007]; A v Hoare [2008]; Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police [2008]; and Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire Constabulary [2008]- Court of Appeal decision in Murray v Express Newspapers Plc [2008]- Mosley v News Group Newspapers [2008]- Compensation Act 2006. The book will benefit anyone seeking a fresh and stimulating account of tort law and will be essential reading for students studying tort at degree level or for the CPE/Diploma in Law. Online Resource CentreTort Law is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre ( which includes the following features: Twice-yearly updates to changes in cases and legislation.Extensive question material including:- Outline answers to chapter-opening problem questions- Guidance on how to answer selected end-of-chapter questions, including outline answer to one essay question from each chapter- Pointers to questions at the end of selected 'pause for reflection' and 'counterpoint' boxes- General guidance on how to answer problem questions and essays.Further judgments annotated with explanatory notes and points for students to consider. This innovative resource helps students to develop the skills of reading and analysing judgments.Annotated web links to external web resources including audiovisual news clips (e.g. BBC news report on the Hillsborough stadium disaster in the psychiatric harm chapter) and deep links to cases on BAILII.Flashcard glossary of legal terms used in the book.Annually updated test bank of 200 questions and answers for lecturers' use in assessing students.Downloadable versions of figures and tables from the book.
Kirsty Horsey studied law at Kent Law School and followed this with a PhD in the area of medical/family law. She is currently a Lecturer in Law at Kent Law School, teaching contract and tort law to undergraduate students across all years, as well as some family law. Her main research interests lie in the overlap of medical and family ...
Title:Tort LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:672 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0 inPublished:April 3, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199216371

ISBN - 13:9780199216376


Table of Contents

1. IntroductionPart 1. The Tort of Negligence2. Introduction to the tort of negligence3. Duty of care: introduction and basic principles4. Omissions and acts of third parties5. Psychiatric harm6. Public bodies7. Economic loss8. Breach9. Causation and remoteness10. Defences to negligencePart II. Special Liability Regimes11. Occupiers' liability12. Employers' liability13. Product liabilityPart III. The Personal Torts14. Trespass to the person15. Defamation16. Invasion of privacyPart IV. The Land Torts17. Trespass to land and nuisance18. Actions under the 'tort' of Rylands v FletcherPart V. Damages and the Purpose of Compensation19. Damages in tortAppendix A: Annotated problem questions

Editorial Reviews

`The authors show how judges consider the impact of decisions on society, and how politics and economy influence the law.' Katerina Ktatunkova, undergraduate law student, University of Surrey