The Law of Torts is a subject of primary importance in the study and practice of the Common Law. This book is designed to provide a comprehensive guide to the general principles of the law of torts. The book has been written as a basic text for degree level students, particularly those reading for the LLB degree, the Common Professional Examination or the Diploma in Law. Also the book will appeal to those who simply wish to acquire some basic knowledge of the subject matter of torts.
Contents include: The nature of tortious liability; Intentional interference with the person (assault, battery, false imprisonment); Malicious Prosecution; Negligence: The Duty of care -'Pure' economic loss, Negligent misstatements, psychiatric illness; Breach of duty; Causation and remoteness of damage; Defective premises -Occupiers' liability; Employers' liability; Breach of statutory duty; Vicarious liability; Trespass to land; Nuisance; Escape of dangerous things from land (the rule in Rylands v. Fletcher and liability for fire); Liability for animals; Defamation; Passing off; Defences; and Remedies.
Professor Stephen Offei, MA, BPhil., PhD (Glasgow) S.A R.F., F.S.A.L.S (IALS) (London), qualified as a barrister in England in 1973. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi and the Director of the Ghana Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (GIALS). His research interests are in the areas of Common Law, Administrative Law, Public International Law, Jurisprudence & Philosophy of Law, Medical Law and Legal Education. He is also the author of Law & Philosophy (1986) Basic Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, 1st edition 1998 and 2nd edition (2010); Law of Torts in the South Pacific, 1st edition (1997) and 2nd edition (2006).
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