Defences in Tort

Defences in Tort

Author: Andrew Dyson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782255437

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 898

This book is the first in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in tort. The essays range from those adopting a primarily doctrinal approach to others that examine the law from a more theoretical or historical perspective. Some essays focus on individual defences, while some are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of tort law as a whole. A number of the essays also draw upon concepts and literature that have been developed mainly in relation to the criminal law, and consider their application to tort law. The essays make several original contributions to this complex, important but neglected field of academic enquiry.

Defences in Tort

Defences in Tort

Author: Andrew Dyson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782255420

Category: Law

Page: 452

View: 761

This book is the first in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in tort. The essays range from those adopting a primarily doctrinal approach to others that examine the law from a more theoretical or historical perspective. Some essays focus on individual defences, while some are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of tort law as a whole. A number of the essays also draw upon concepts and literature that have been developed mainly in relation to the criminal law, and consider their application to tort law. The essays make several original contributions to this complex, important but neglected field of academic enquiry.

Tort Law Defences

Tort Law Defences

Author: James Goudkamp

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781782251897

Category: Law

Page: 270

View: 765

The law of torts recognises many defences to liability. While some of these defences have been explored in detail, scant attention has been given to the theoretical foundations of defences generally. In particular, no serious attempt has been made to explain how defences relate to each other or to the torts to which they pertain. The goal of this book is to reduce the size of this substantial gap in our understanding of tort law. The principal way in which it attempts to do so is by developing a taxonomy of defences. The book shows that much can be learned about a given defence from the way in which it is classified. This book has been awarded Joint Second Prize for the 2014 Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.

Law of Tort

Law of Tort

Author: John Cooke

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 1405846941

Category: Torts

Page: 628

View: 227

John Cooke'sLaw of Tort is a trusted, clear and engaging explanation of the main principles of tort law, written specifically with the student in mind. It also includes a statute section at the end of the text and summaries of the main cases throughout meaning that students have everything they need to gain a good understanding of the law at their fingertips.

Tort Law

Tort Law

Author: Jenny Steele

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199671403

Category: Law

Page: 985

View: 767

'Tort Law' offers a stimulating introduction to the subject. Jenny Steele provides a sound analysis of the key principles before exploring a wide range of critical perspectives through an extensive selection of cases and materials.

Tort Law Defences

Tort Law Defences

Author: James Goudkamp

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1509905022

Category: Law

Page: 288

View: 484

The law of torts recognises many defences to liability. While some of these defences have been explored in detail, scant attention has been given to the theoretical foundations of defences generally. In particular, no serious attempt has been made to explain how defences relate to each other or to the torts to which they pertain. The goal of this book is to reduce the size of this substantial gap in our understanding of tort law. The principal way in which it attempts to do so is by developing a taxonomy of defences. The book shows that much can be learned about a given defence from the way in which it is classified. This new paperback edition contains a substantial preface in which the author responds to critics. Reviews 'James Goudkamp's book can rightly claim to be the first serious attempt to examine tort law defences systematically and it is a very important addition to the private law canon ... [His] analysis is consistently thought-provoking ... [T]his book will provide the framework for future analysis of all private law defences'. Graham Virgo, The Cambridge Law Journal 'This book ... is the first sustained attempt in the modern law to explore the theoretical foundations of the defences to liability recognised by the law of tort and their interrelationship ... [It is] an instant classic'. Ken Oliphant and Annette Morris, Yearbook of European Tort Law 'James Goudkamp's Tort Law Defences fills a startling gap in tort law scholarship... [It] provides an impressive foundation for the future study of defences, and will undoubtedly become the standard against which all other works are measured'. Erika Chamberlain, Canadian Business Law Journal

General Defences in Criminal Law

General Defences in Criminal Law

Author: Alan Reed

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317129554

Category: Law

Page: 360

View: 777

The law relating to general defences is one of the most important areas in the criminal law, yet the current state of the law in the United Kingdom reveals significant problems in the adoption of a consistent approach to their doctrinal and theoretical underpinnings, as exemplified by a number of recent developments in legislation and case law. A coherent and joined-up approach is still missing. This volume provides an analysis of the main contentious areas in British law, and proposes ways forward for reform. The collection includes contributions from leading experts across various jurisdictions. Part I examines the law in the United Kingdom, with specialist contributions on Irish and Scottish law. Part II consists of contributions by authors from a number of foreign jurisdictions, all written to a common research grid for maximum comparability, which provide a wider background of how other legal systems treat problems relating to general defences in the context of the criminal law, and which may serve as points of reference for domestic law reform.

Complete Tort Law

Complete Tort Law

Author: S.I. Strong

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199573622

Category: Law

Page: 558

View: 341

Complete Tort Law: Text, Cases, & Materials combines extracts from a wide range of recent cases with clear explanatory text to create a complete resource for students. A wealth of features provide a high level of support, making this an ideal introduction to tort law.

Taking Law Seriously

Taking Law Seriously

Author: James Goudkamp

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781509940745

Category: Law

Page: 392

View: 683

This book celebrates the scholarship of Peter Cane. The significance and scale of his contributions to the discipline of law over the last half-century cannot be overstated. In an era of increasing specialisation, Cane stands out on account of the unusually broad scope of his interests, which extend to both private and public law in equal measure. This substantive breadth is combined with remarkable doctrinal, historical, comparative and theoretical depth. This book is written by admirers of Cane's work, and the essays probe a wide range of issues, especially in administrative law and tort law. Consistently with the international prominence that Cane's research has enjoyed, the contributors are drawn from across the common law world. The volume will be of value to anyone who is interested in Cane's towering contributions to legal scholarship and administrative law and tort law more generally.

Tort

Tort

Author: Steve Hedley

Publisher: MICHIE

ISBN: STANFORD:36105060391146

Category: Negligence

Page: 363

View: 547