Tort Law Directions (4ed)

Tort Law Directions
Tort Law Directions (4ed)
Bermingham, V
Oxford University Press

Tort Law Directions is written in an engaging and lively manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on tort law courses with clarity.

The book provides a thorough introduction to the key principles of tort law, and illustrates the points of law through discussions of important cases.

The book includes a range of learning features to help guide and support students through the material in an interesting and engaging way. Questions, summaries, and thinking points encourage active learning, and enable students to check their understanding of the subject as they progress through the course. These learning features and the clear writing style ensure that students can also benefit from the arguments developed throughout the chapters, and from some introductory academic debates.

  • The text includes consistent and thought-provoking learning features in each chapter, such as chapter objectives, case summaries, thinking points, chapter summaries, and further reading suggestions, to offer students a high level of support and to encourage students to engage actively with the material.
  • An extensive Online Resource Centre provides significant extra resources for both students and lecturers, such as a testbank of multiple-choice questions, podcasts of answers to frequently-asked questions, and updates to the law.
  • Covers all the core areas of tort law, combining an engaging approach with plenty of learning features to make this an ideal text for those new to the subject.
  • Key cases are discussed to illustrate the main principles of tort law; they help to bring the subject to life, allowing students to see how the law operates in practice.

New to this edition

  • Fully updated with recent case law highlighting how quickly tort law is developing particularly in areas of negligence, defences to defamation, liability, privacy and limitation.
  • Chapter on Privacy updated with details from the Leveson Inquiry into the culture, practices and ethics of the press.
  • Key vicarious liability cases: Various Claimants v. Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and JGE v. Trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust.
  • Updates on the Defamation Act as it has progressed from the Defamation Bill.

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