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Tort Law Directions 6th ed isbn 9780198805359

Tort Law Directions 5th ed

ISBN13: 9780198753247
New Edition ISBN: 9780198805359
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780199689897
Published: May 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Do you understand the key elements of negligence?

Are you confused by the concept of defamation?

Tort Law Directionstackles 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 further
An 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

Tort Law
1: Introduction: what is tort law?
2: The tort system
3: Trespass to the person and to land
4: Negligence: duty of care
5: Breach of duty
6: Negligence: causation
7: Negligence: duty of care problem areas
8: General defences
9: Negligence: liability relating to premises
10: Employers' liability
11: Vicarious liability
12: Product liability
13: Nuisance
14: Rylands v Fletcher
15: Elements of defamation
16: Defences to defamation
17: Privacy
18: Remedies and limitation