Unlocking Torts, 3rd UK edition

By Chris Turner & Sue Hodge
March 2010
Hodder Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781444109184
472 pages
$72.50 Paper Original

The law of torts is a vibrant and fast-moving area of the legal system. Unlocking Torts will ensure that you grasp the main concepts with ease providing you with an essential foundation to tort law. This third edition is fully up-to-date with the latest developments in the law and now includes all significant new cases, more discussion of consumer protection and recent information on proposed statutory developments in the area of liability for animals.

The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with aims and objectives and contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts, diagrams to aid learning and numerous headings and sub-headings to make the subject manageable. New features include summaries to check your understanding of each chapter, a glossary of legal terminology, essay questions with answer plans and exam questions with guidance on answering.

All titles in the series follow the same formula and include the same features so students can move easily from one subject to another. The series covers all the core subjects required by the Bar Council and the Law Society for entry onto professional qualifications as well as popular option units.

Resources supporting this book are available online at www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk. These include:
• multiple choice questions
• key questions and answers
• revision mp3s available for free download
• interactive glossary and flashcards

Table of Contents:
1 The origins and character of tortious liability
2 Trespass to the person
3 Negligence: duty of care
4 Negligence: breach of duty
5 Negligence: causation
6 Negligence: defences
7 Negligence and novel duty situations
8 Torts concerning land: occupiers' liability and premises
9 Trespass to land
10 Nuisance
11 Strict liability and the land - Rylands v Fletcher
12 Liability for animals
13 Torts relating to goods
14 Defamation
15 The economic torts
16 Breach of a statutory duty
17 Employers' liability
18 Vicarious liability
19 General defences
20 Remedies and limitations


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