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Tort Law

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Paperback - 9781352011418

25 February 2021

$46.99

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25 February 2021

$37.99

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Written by leading academics, this exciting new student-focused textbook offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Tort Law and enables them to become confident critical thinkers. Accessible and thought-provoking, Tort...

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Written by leading academics, this exciting new student-focused textbook offers readers a comprehensive understanding of Tort Law and enables them to become confident critical thinkers. Accessible and thought-provoking, Tort Law combines clear explanations of core legal principles and recent legal developments with lively discussions of key academic perspectives. Extended problem questions, flowcharts and relatable examples help students to understand how law works in a practical context and prepares them for success in assignments and exams. Engaging pedagogical boxes, such as ‘Viewpoint’ and ‘Making Connections’, encourage students to develop their own critical thinking practice and appreciate how Tort Law interacts with other areas of the core law curriculum.

Comprehensive and student-friendly with engaging visual features, Tort Law is an essential companion for all undergraduate Tort Law modules, for students of all abilities.


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  • Places students' needs first, with fun pedagogy and a clear, engaging tone
  • Balance between clarity and criticality makes the book suitable for students of different abilities
  • Visual features aid visual learners
  • Real-world approach and practical application, with lots of everyday examples
  • Unique running problem question feature and flowcharts in every chapter
  • Suitable across a range of courses - covers core curriculum and more advanced topics, e.g. the Economic Torts
  • In-book and online pedagogy prepare students for assignments and example

1. Introduction
Part 1: The Tort of Negligence
2. Duty of care
3. Pure economic loss
4. Psychiatric injury
5. Breach of duty
6. Causation
7. Remoteness
Part 2: Torts Relating to Land and Goods
8. Occupiers’ Liability
9. Nuisance and the Rule in Rylands v Fletcher
10. Product Liability
Part 3: Intentional Torts
11. Economic torts
12. Intentional torts to the person
Part 4: Defamation and Privacy
13. Defamation
14. Privacy
Part 5: General Matters
15. Vicarious liability
16. Defences
17. Damages.                                    


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  • Practical guidance for answering exam questions
  • Practical guidance for answering essay questions
  • Commentaries on recently decided cases
  • Useful weblinks
  • Interactive roadmaps

Green and Gardner’s new textbook is comprehensive and engages with the important, and often challenging, tort law debates in a really accessible manner. It is beautifully written and with a logical structure that breaks down the law so that it is easy to understand. The problem questions will help students to understand and apply the law (and with their assessments!). Anyone interested in tort law will gain a lot from reading this excellent book! – Craig Purshouse, University of Leeds, UK
This is an excellent text, which does an admirable job of condensing very complex matters into an accessible length, with good pedagogical tools to aid student understanding. It covers all the main issues while posing challenging questions of principle for students too. The best possible revision guide, and many will choose it as their main text. – Bill O'Brian, University of Warwick, UK
For anyone teaching or studying this subject, this book will prove a most valuable resource. It not only supplies a clear, reliable and eminently readable guide to the law as it stands, but provides, also, meticulously worked-through examples of the kinds of questions that are familiar to all tort students. In both these ways, it offers a first class aid to exam success. – John Murphy, University of Lancaster, UK
This is a wonderful textbook that brings something new to the plethora of Tort Law resources that are available. The authors have clearly looked at producing a textbook as seen through the eyes of a student. The cases used focus on problem questions and the creation of flowcharts are a great resource. – Cheryl Buck, University of Portsmouth, UK
This is a textbook which provides broad and in-depth coverage of the topics covered on most Tort Law modules, written and presented in a student-friendly style. The layout - with questions followed by diagrams, short answer plans, more detailed guidance and information on how to make answers stand out - is particularly helpful. – Anil Balan, University of East London, UK
This helpful textbook provides a clear and concise explanation of key issues in the law of tort. Example problem questions are broken down in a good amount of detail to assist students in learning to apply tort law to practical situations; and flow charts and diagrams help break down complex issues. The authors offer brief analyses of academic literature that shows different perspectives on topics, to help students develop critical analytical skills. – Alexandra Bohm, University of Lincoln, UK
This concise introductory textbook is a student-friendly starting point for the study of tort law. It sets out the key areas of law in a clear and accessible way. Students may find the combination of problem question techniques, focus on key cases and brief summaries of academic commentary particularly attractive. – Philip Bremner, University of Sussex, UK
Green and Gardner’s Tort Law is a one-stop textbook. A modern, dynamic, and accessible manual meeting students' and tutors' needs. Pedagogically it helps with explicit learning outcomes, problem questions to apply the law and visual diagrams to picture Law processes. Apart from a complete coverage of the subject, this text offers interrelation with other areas of law and stretches its narrative to encompass different perspectives, aiding critically thinking. – Maribel Canto-Lopez, University of Leicester, UK
This new text brings together detailed exposition of the law and useful pedagogic innovations to help students navigate their Tort module. Students will benefit from the summaries and further reading, building both knowledge and enjoyment of the subject – Richard Hyde, University of Nottingham, UK
Green and Gardner encourage an holistic approach to the law of Torts by consistently illustrating the ways in which torts interlink with other areas of the law; both in terms of academic argument and the way in which they shape litigation in practice. The flow-charts at the end of each chapter allow the reader to visualise a coherent structure to each type of claim. – Katy Peters, University of Surrey, UK
Clear and accessible, with key excerpts from leading cases. Visual diagrams and road maps help to guide the student through their problem questions. A valuable resource. – Aislinn O'Connell, Royal Holloway University of London, UKGreen and Garner’s Tort Law is an excellent addition to the existing range of textbooks. It combines legal analysis and discussion of context while being comprehensive. The authors offer a great choice of material for the tort learner, presenting cases and issues in a very accessible manner. The ‘Viewpoint’ and ‘Problem Question Technique’ sections work well. – Sebastian Peyer, University of East Anglia, UK
This is an excellent Tort textbook: well-structured, clear, and co
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Sarah Green is the Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law at the Law Commission of England and Wales.  Prior to that, she was Professor of Private Law at the University of Bristol, Professor of the Law of Obligations at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at the University of Birmingham.  She has written two books about specific elements of tort law, and has also published on a variety of other topics including virtual currencies, blockchain issues surrounding intermediated securities, smart contracts, sale of goods law as applicable to digitised assets, and wage theft.

Jodi Gardner is a University Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St John’s College....

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Sarah Green is the Law Commissioner for Commercial and Common Law at the Law Commission of England and Wales.  Prior to that, she was Professor of Private Law at the University of Bristol, Professor of the Law of Obligations at the University of Oxford and a lecturer at the University of Birmingham.  She has written two books about specific elements of tort law, and has also published on a variety of other topics including virtual currencies, blockchain issues surrounding intermediated securities, smart contracts, sale of goods law as applicable to digitised assets, and wage theft.

Jodi Gardner is a University Lecturer in Private Law at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of St John’s College. She is also a Senior Adjunct Research Fellow at the Centre for Banking & Finance Law, National University of Singapore. Jodi’s research is primarily focused on the intersection between private law and social policy. She is written on a variety of different topics in this area including the regulation of high-cost credit contracts, the impact of austerity measures, the effect of open banking on financial exclusion, online auctions, and concurrent liability in tort and contract.


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