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The Negligence Liability of Public Authorities 2nd ed isbn 9780199692552

The Negligence Liability of Public Authorities

ISBN13: 9780199265411
ISBN: 0199265410
New Edition ISBN: 9780199692552
Published: January 2006
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

This is a thorough account of the law on the negligence liability of public authorities, providing practical guidance as well as a clear analysis of this developing area of law.

Divided into two Parts, the first part focuses on the extent to which the public nature of a defendant affects civil liability and the principles that govern and limit that liability. Part two considers the law as it impacts upon specific areas of public authorities' activities. This is an invaluable resource for barristers and solicitors specializing in public law, professional negligence, local government law, or specific areas such as education, healthcare, housing, and civil actions against the police and for lawyers employed by local authorities, regulators, and those professionals involved in the delivery of the service of public authorities.

  • The first comprehensive account of the law in this area aimed at practitioners. Offers an overview of all areas upon which the Law of Negligence could impact upon public authorities. Includes full coverage of the Human Rights Act 1998 and determinations of Duty of Care
  • Provides clear and practical guidance in those areas where negligence liability has been decided, and considered academic analysis where those aspects of the law are unclear or developing
  • The highly experienced and authoritative authors from Matrix Chambers offer expert and reliable analysis of the Law of Negligence and resulting issues
  • To ensure that the Law of Negligence is put into context, public authority activity has been arranged into areas of service provision, with examples of where the Law may apply offered for each

Local Government Law, Tort Law
1. Introduction
2. Justiciability
3. Duty of Care
4. Policy Considerations
5. Other Aspects of Negligence Claims
6. Other Remedies
7. Human Rights Act 1998
8. Social Services
9. Education
10. Police
11. Detention
12. Emergency Services
13. Health and Safety Regulators
14. Planning, Environmental and Banking Regulation
15. Highways
16. Housing and Land-use
17. Armed Forces
18. Miscellaneous Public Authority Functions