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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education
Edition 5th Edition
ISBN 9781137354099
Publication Date May 2018
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Law Masters

A new edition of this popular textbook, introducing the basic principles of the law of torts and directing students towards the complexities of the subject and its relationship with society.

Alastair Mullis is Professor of Law and Head of the School of Law at the University of Leeds, UK. He has written widely on the subject of Tort Law, particularly on the law of defamation, and he is the joint General Editor of Gatley Libel and Slander.

Ken Oliphant is Professor of Tort Law at the University of Bristol, UK. His many writings in the area include the revision and updating of the title on Tort for the fifth edition of Halsbury's Laws of England.

Sandy Steel is a Fellow and Tutor in Law at Wadham College, University of Oxford, UK. For his article 'Justifying Exceptions to Proof of Causation in Tort Law', he was awarded the Modern Law Review's Wedderburn Prize in 2016, and his work has been cited by the UK Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia.

Based on 4th edition: Preface
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes
Introduction
PART I: THE TORT OF NEGLIGENCE
Introduction
The Duty of Care Concept
Nervous Shock
Economic Loss
Omissions
Special Duty Problems: Particular Parties
Breach of the Duty of Care
Causation
Remoteness of Damage
Defences
PART II: INTERFERENCE WITH THE PERSON AND PERSONAL PROPERTY
Interference with the Person and Personal Property
Occupiers' Liability
Product Liability
Breach of Statutory Duty
Trespass to the Person
PART III: INTERFERENCE WITH LAND
Introduction
Private Nuisance
The Rule in Rylands v. Fletcher
PART IV: INTERFERENCE WITH REPUTATION
Defamation
Privacy
PART V: GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF TORTIOUS LIABILITY
Vicarious Liability and Joint Torts
Remedies.

Reviews

Mullis and Oliphant's textbook deconstructs this notoriously difficult subject in a way that makes it readily comprehensible and, unlike other similarly accessible textbooks, it manages to do this without glossing over the many inconsistencies in the relevant case law. Tort textbooks tend to fall into two categories: the simple but basic and the advanced but dense. With this textbook, the reader has access to the best of both worlds.' - Dr Claire McIvor, Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham [Review of previous edition] Extract from (anonymous) peer reviews conducted in 2013: 'Just to say that I am very happy that a new edition is being considered and to add a plea to Palgrave not to change a thing about this excellent textbook. Perhaps this might have gone somewhere in the text above, but one of the key features of Mullis and Oliphant is its simple no-nonsense non-singing and dancing format. It is not riddled with 'pause for thoughts' or ghastly coloured boxes with 'key issues' in them or diagrams that attempt to reduce to the subject down. It is what it is, and that is a very well-written book by two incredibly knowledgeable and authoritative experts.'
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