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Street on Torts

Well-established and highly regarded, Street on Torts provides a detailed yet clear overview of tort law, with strong analysis of case law and contextualisation of individual torts. The highly praised broad coverage and logical structure are maintained, ensuring the book remains a classic 50 years after publication of the first edition.
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Tried and tested by generations of students, Street on Torts can be trusted to provide a wide-ranging overview, and a clear and accurate explanation of tort law. Students new to tort law can read Street chapter by chapter as they work through their lectures: the book is carefully structured to map closely to typical undergraduate law courses, providing all the essential material in one volume. The book offers students a contextualized and thought-provoking account of tort law by ensuring they are given the 'bigger picture' surrounding the main torts discussed in the book. It also provides a strong analysis of case law, explaining how torts actually work and examining the social purposes behind them. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the book with twice-yearly updates on key new cases and legislation, providing students with easy access to significant developments in the law, and a selection of useful web links.
John Murphy is Professor of Common Law at the University of Manchester. He is one of the country's leading tort lawyers. He has authored numerous articles on tort law which have been published in the UK and abroad. He is also one of the current editors of Clerk and Lindsell on Torts (published by Sweet and Maxwell). Christian Witting is Professor at Durham Law School. He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Australia and a Fellow of the
European Centre for Tort and Insurance Law, Vienna. He is the author of Liability for Negligent Misstatements (OUP), and articles on tort law and company law.
PART I. INTRODUCTION ; 1. Overview of tort law ; PART II. NEGLIGENT INVASIONS OF INTERESTS IN THE PERSON, PROPERTY INTERESTS, AND ECONOMIC INTERESTS ; 2. Duty of care I: foundational principles ; 3. Duty of care II: recognised harm ; 4. Breach of duty ; 5. Causation and remoteness ; 6. Defences to negligence ; 7. Liability for defective premises and structures ; PART III. INTENTIONAL INVASIONS OF INTERESTS IN THE PERSON AND PROPERTY ; 8. Trespass to the person and related torts ; 9. Wrongful interference with goods ; 10. Trespass to land ; 11. Defences to intentional torts against the person or property ; PART IV. INTERFERENCE WITH ECONOMIC AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY INTERESTS ; 12. Background to the protection of economic and intellectual property interests ; 13. False representations ; 14. The general economic torts ; PART V. TORTS INVOLVING STRICT OR STRICTER LIABILITY ; 15. Product liability ; 16. Nuisance ; 17. The rule in Rylands v Fletcher ; 18. Animals ; 19. Breach of statutory duty ; PART VI. INTERESTS IN REPUTATION: DEFAMATION ; 20. Defamation: foundational principles ; 21. Defences and remedies in defamation ; PART VII. MISUSE OF PRIVATE INFORMATION ; 22. Misuse of private information ; PART VIII. MISUSE OF PROCESS AND PUBLIC POWERS ; 23. Misuse of process and public powers ; PART IX. PARTIES AND REMEDIES ; 24. Vicarious liability ; 25. Capacity and parties ; 26. Remedies: basic principles ; 27. Principles of compensation for personal injuries and associated losses ; INDEX
Tried and tested by generations of students, Street on Torts can be trusted to provide a wide-ranging overview, and a clear and accurate explanation of tort law. Students new to tort law can read Street chapter by chapter as they work through their lectures: the book is carefully structured to map closely to typical undergraduate law courses, providing all the essential material in one volume. The book offers students a
contextualized and thought-provoking account of tort law by ensuring they are given the 'bigger picture' surrounding the main torts discussed in the book. It also provides a strong analysis of case law, explaining how torts
actually work and examining the social purposes behind them. An Online Resource Centre accompanies the book with twice-yearly updates on key new cases and legislation, providing students with easy access to significant developments in the law, and a selection of useful web links.
Tried and tested by generations of students, Street on Torts can be trusted to provide a clear and accurate explanation of tort law
Gives particular weight to topics most frequently taught on undergraduate law courses, giving students all the essential material in one volume
Structure maps onto typical undergraduate courses, allowing students to read the book chapter by chapter as they work through their course and consolidate their learning from lectures
Author
John Murphy
Year
2012
ISBN-10
0199554447
ISBN-13
9780199554447
Media
Book
Publication Date
2012-03-08
Publisher
Oxford University Press
Edition
13th
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Place of Publication
Oxford
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Replaces
9780199291663
DEWEY
346.4203
Pages
824
Audience
College/Higher Education
Short Title
STREET ON TORTS REV/E 13/E
Edition Description
Revised
Language
English
Format
Paperback
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