By Chris Turner
Routledge – 2014 – 530 pages
Series: Unlocking the Law
Tort law is a core element of every law degree in England and Wales. Unlocking Torts will ensure you grasp the main concepts with ease. This book explains in detailed, yet straightforward, terms:
The fourth edition is fully up to date with the major recent cases including major developments in vicarious liability. It also includes changes after the Defamation Act 2013.
The Unlocking the Law series is designed specifically to make the law accessible. Each chapter opens with a list of aims and objectives, contains activities such as quick quizzes and self-test questions, key facts charts to consolidate your knowledge, and diagrams to aid learning. Cases and judgments are prominently displayed, as are primary source quotations. Summaries help check your understanding of each chapter, there is a glossary of legal terminology. New features include problem questions with guidance on answering, as well as essay questions and answer plans, plus cases and materials exercises. 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.
The series website www.unlockingthelaw.co.uk provides free resources such as multiple choice questions, key questions and answers, revision mp3s and cases and materials exercises.
"I am particularly impressed with the writing style. Unlike so many prose dense works on Tort, this book is written in a clear and direct way that nevertheless does not come across as patronising.."
Mariette Jones, CSET Lecturer in Law, Middlesex University Business School
"What Turner sets out in his excellent text book is a formidable explanation of the subject of Torts in easily understandable terms for what can be a difficult area of law for many to study (and teach) although it may look superficially easy" - Phillip Taylor MBE and Elizabeth Taylor of Richmond Green Chambers
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, qualified barrister and Senior Lecturer in Law at Wolverhampton University