By Chris Turner
Published March 26th 2010 by Routledge – 512 pages
Series: Unlocking the Law
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:
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
Chris Turner LLM is a qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University. He has taught law at all levels and is an experienced author whose other titles include Key Facts: Tort Law and Key Cases: Tort Law, also published by Hodder Education.
Jacqueline Martin LLM has ten years' experience as a practising barrister and has taught law at all levels. She is also an experienced author.
Jacqueline Martin and Chris Turner are series editors of the Key Facts and Key Cases series, published by Hodder Education.