Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence (13ed)

Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence
Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence (13ed)
Walton, C
9780414034235
30/08/2014
13
£330.00
Hb
Sweet & Maxwell

The main authority on the law of negligence, and frequently cited in court, Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence covers both common law and statutory duty.

The new 13th Edition has been reconsidered and where necessary revised in light of developments in the law; significant changes have been made to the structure of this title and it now contains several new features including:

Chapter Revisions
• Combination of the chapters on Causation and Remoteness with a major re-writing of the text in relation to both.
• Moving of the discussion of the practical aspects of proof to the start of the Damages chapter.

Important decisions in the Supreme Court:
• Various Claimants v Catholic Care Society (Vicarious liability)
• Jones v Kaney (Witness immunity)
• Woodland v Essex CC (Non delegable duties of care)
• Smith v Ministry of Defence (The extent of the doctrine of combat immunity)
• Dunhill v Burgin (Capacity to litigate)

Key Court of Appeal decisions:
• Chandler v Cape plc (Liability of a parent company for injury to the employee of a subsidiary)
• Selwood v Durham County Council (Liability of an NHS Trust for injury to a third party inflicted by the patient of a doctor employed by the Trust)
• Lambert v Barratt Homes Ltd (The duty of an occupier who becomes aware of a danger on his land which threatens his neighbour’s property)

Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence is the title that provides unrivalled depth of analysis of the torts of negligence and nuisance. It remains the number 1 title as it:

  • Sets out the general principles, covering duty of care, liability and causation
  • Deals with both the standard of care in different situations and areas where strict liability applies
  • Explains what remedies may be available, including damages
  • Focuses on both established areas and developing areas such as psychiatric injuries
  • Provides an essential reference for every negligence case whether it is to do with personal injury, property, or product liability
  • Helps you to establish whether a duty of care exists and if it has been breached, helping you to assess quickly and with confidence whether a cause for action exists
  • Updates you with new statutory duties which means you will know exactly how recent changes apply
  • Shows, through a detailed analysis of case law, how the principles work in specific situations and sets out the implications of new developments to help you take a view on your particular case
  • Covers UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions, letting you see how the law of negligence has been applied in multiple jurisdictions
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