Tort Law (7th edition)

ISBN : 9780198867760

Kirsty Horsey; Erika Rackley
752 ページ
189 x 246 mm

This best-selling undergraduate textbook from renowned authors Kirsty Horsey & Erika Rackley offers a lively, accessible and thoughtful treatment of all key topics taught on tort law courses, and includes carefully chosen learning features to help students become engaged and critical thinkers. The problem questions in each chapter help students to understand how the law works in its practical context. Carefully chosen features such as 'counterpoint' and 'pause for reflection' boxes enable students to think more deeply and critically about the law. Digital formats and resources: The seventh edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources. The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks A selection of online resources accompany this text, including: - Outline answers to questions in the book - Annotated links to external web resources and videos - Downloadable annotated case judgments, statutes, and problem questions - Guidance on answering problem and essay questions - Additional content on elements of a claim in the tort of negligence and on product liability


1 Introduction
Part I The Tort of Negligence
2 Introduction to the tort of negligence
3 Duty of care: basic principles
4 Special duty problems: omissions and acts of third parties
5 Special duty problems: psychiatric harm
6 Special duty problems: public bodies
7 Special duty problems: economic loss
8 Breach of duty: the standard of care
9 Causation and remoteness of damage
10 Defences to negligence
Part II Special Liability Regimes
11 Occupiers' liability
12 Product liability
13 Employers' liability
14 Breach of statutory duty
Part III The Personal Torts
15 Intentional interferences with the person
16 Invasion of privacy
17 Defamation
Part IV The Land Torts
18 Trespass to land and nuisance
19 Actions under the rule of Rylands v Fletcher
Part V Liability, Damages and Limitations
20 Vicarious liability
21 Damages for death and personal injuries
Appendix: Annotated problem questions


Kirsty Horsey is a Reader of Law at the University of Kent, teaching contract and tort law to undergraduate students across all years. Her research interests lie in the overlap of medical and family law, particularly in the area of assisted reproduction, and in public bodies' liability for negligence. In 2007, Kirsty was the joint recipient of the Barbara Morris Learning Support Prize, awarded by the University of Kent for teaching excellence.; Erika Rackley is a Professor of Law at Kent Law School. Her research interests are broadly in the field of feminism, gender and law, particularly in relation to judicial diversity. Her research has shaped and informed policy and public debate and has been discussed by the UK and Scottish governments, in The Guardian, and on BBC Radio 4's Women's Hour and Law in Action. Her book, Women, Judging and the Judiciary: From Difference to Diversity, won the Society of Legal Scholars Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2013. In 2015, she was appointed as a British Academy Mid-Career Fellow.