Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort

Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort

by Charles Mitchell, Paul Mitchell

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Overview

Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort contains thirteen original essays on leading tort cases, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the present day. It is the third volume in a series of collected essays on landmark cases (the previous two volumes having dealt with restitution and contract). The cases examined raise a broad range of important issues across the law of tort, including such diverse areas as acts of state and public nuisance, as well as central questions relating to the tort of negligence. Several of the essays place cases in their historical context in ways that change our understanding of the case's significance. Sometimes the focus is on drawing out previously neglected aspects of cases which have been – undeservedly – assigned minor importance. Other essays explore the judicial methodologies and techniques that worked to shape leading principles of tort law.

So much of tort law turns on cases, and there are so many cases, that all but the most recent decisions have a tendency to become reduced to terse propositions of law, so as to keep the subject manageable. This collection shows how important it is, despite the constant temptation to compression, not to lose sight of the contexts and nuances which qualify and illuminate so many leading authorities.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847317551
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication date: 02/18/2010
Series: Landmark Cases
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 400
File size: 738 KB

About the Author

Charles Mitchell is a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Jesus College, Oxford, and a Professor of Law at the University of Oxford.
Paul Mitchell is a Reader in Law at King's College London.
Charles Mitchell is Professor of Law at University College London.
Paul Mitchell is Professor of Law at University College London.

Table of Contents

1 R v Pease (1832)
MARK WILDE AND CHARLOTTE SMITH
2 Burón v Denman (1848)
CHARLES MITCHELL AND LESLIE TURANO
3 George v Skivington (1869)
DAVID IBBETSON
4 Daniel v Metropolitan Railway Company (1871)
MICHAEL LOBBAN
5 Woodley v Metropolitan District Railway Company (1877)
STEVE BANKS
6 Cavalier v Pope (1906)
RICHARD BAKER AND JONATHAN GARTON
7 Hedley Byrne&Co Ltd v Heller&Partners Ltd (1963)
PAUL MITCHELL
8 Goldman v Hargrave (1967)
MARK LUNNEY
9 Tate&Lyle Food&Distribution Ltd v Greater London Council
(1983)
JW NEYERS
10 Smith v Littlewoods Organisation Ltd (1985)
ELSPETH REID
11 Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police (1991)
DONAL NOLAN
12 Hunter v Canary Wharf Ltd (1997) MARIA LEE
13 Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd (2002)
KEN OLIPHANT

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