Tort Law: Text and Materials

Tort Law: Text and Materials

by Ken Oliphant, Donal Nolan


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The sixth edition of this celebrated book brings together a selection of carefully chosen extracts from cases and materials with insightful author text.

Each section begins with a clear overview of the law, followed by illustrating extracts from case law and from government reports and scholarly literature, which are supported by the authors' expert explanation and analysis.

Opportunities for further research are highlighted by the many suggestions for additional readings that are woven throughout the text. This approach enables students to gain a rich and contextual understanding of the law of tort.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780198745525
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/14/2017
Pages: 1048
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Ken Oliphant, Director of the Institute for European Tort Law, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna,Donal Nolan, Associate Professor of Law, Oxford University

Ken Oliphant is Director of the Institute for European Tort Law at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, and Professor of Tort Law at the University of Bristol.

Donal Nolan is Professor of Private Law, Worcester College, University of Oxford.

Table of Contents

1. General introduction
2. Intentional interference with the person
3. Negligence - introduction
4. Breach of duty
5. Causation and remoteness
6. Defences to negligence
7. Negligence: duty of care - psychiatric illness
8. Negligence: duty of care - economic loss
9. Negligence: duty of care - omissions and acts of third parties
10. Negligence: duty of care - public bodies
11. Special liability regimes
12. Nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher
13. Defamation
14. Privacy
15. Vicarious liability
16. Damages for personal injury
17. Death and damages
18. How tort works

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