The Impact of the UK Human Rights Act on Private Lawby David Hoffman
The Human Rights Act 1998 has had a profound effect in numerous private law decisions and has been the subject of extensive academic debate, in particular on the issue of the extent to which it has horizontal effect and its application in disputes between individuals. With contributions from a variety of academics and practitioners, this volume covers and contributes to the academic debate on horizontal effect and considers how theory matches up with case law; the limits of the Act for private law; and its impact on key areas including privacy, defamation, negligence, nuisance, property, commercial law and employment. Together, the book provides a practical critique of the areas discussed, which will be of academic interest to theorists and of practical benefit to lawyers and judges who wish to understand how the academic debates can be brought to bear in particular cases.
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Meet the Author
David Hoffman is a practising barrister in the fields of chancery and commercial law. He is a co-author of the student textbook Human Rights in the UK and is a former law lecturer at Somerville College, Oxford.
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