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66 Pages • Complete Study Notes • Year Uploaded: 2020
Complete Tort Law notes that I created and used to achieve a first class in this module. Topics include: Views of Tort Law Introduction to the law of negligence: formulation of a general duty of care. Duty of care Breach of duty: reasonable care – from defendant’s or claimant’s standpoint? the objective standard of care; res ipsa loquitur. Causation: factual causation; ‘But for’ test. Causation: multiple causation; intervening acts. Remoteness of damage: development from ‘direct consequence’ to ‘foreseeable consequences’; ‘eggshell skull’ rule. Liability for Psychiatric Injury: pre-Hillsborough disaster; post Hillsborough disaster. Liability for defective products. Vicarious liability. Defences to negligence: contributory negligence; volenti non fit iniuria. Interference with the Person Economic Loss Omissions and Third Parties Public Liability and Statutory Duty Nuisance: Private and Public Nuisance; Rylands v Fletcher Defamation Privacy Damages
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