Clerk & Lindsell on Torts 24th Edition

Clerk & Lindsell on Torts 24th Edition

By Professor Michael Jones, Anthony Dugdale, Mark Simpson


$982.00 RRP

Date: 08/10/2023

Code: 9780414114128

Sweet & Maxwell, UNITED KINGDOM

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Clerk & Lindsell on Torts, one of our flagship titles and part of the Common Law Library series, is an essential reference tool which is widely referred to by practitioners and cited by the judiciary throughout the UK and the Commonwealth, and also forms the point of reference worldwide for those wishing to research the English law of torts. It offers the most comprehensive coverage of the subject, providing the end user with indispensable access to current, frequent and unrivalled authoritative information on all aspects of tort law.

Key Features:

  • Provides unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage on all areas of tort law
  • Sets out both general principles and the detailed rules of liability affecting specific torts
  • Explains in detail general matters, such as defences, joint liability and vicarious liability, and capacity and parties
  • Covers all the important heads of tortious liability: negligence, breach of statutory duty, professional liability, product liability and occupiers’ liability, malicious prosecution and abuse of process, wrongful interference with goods, deceit, to trespass to land and to the person. Other chapters range from liability for animals to nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher, and from malicious falsehood to the economic torts, defamation, breach of confidence and misuse of private information
  • Deals extensively with the vital topic of damages and other remedies, including injunctions
  • Covers limitation in detail
  • Takes full account of the effects of Brexit


New material in the Twenty-Fourth Edition:

  • Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust and Stoffel & Co v Grondona on the extent of the illegality defence in tort.
  • FCA v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd on the subject of adequate causation.
  • Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc on the duty of care owed by a holding company for the acts of its subsidiaries abroad.
  • Toombes v Mitchell on the boundaries of wrongful birth and wrongful life.
  • Bell v Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust on older children’s ability to consent to medical procedures.
  • Allsop v Banner Jones Ltd on solicitors’ negligence claims and abuse of process.
  • Rihan v Ernst & Young Global Ltd on employers’ duties to look after employees’ interests.
  • Leeds City Council v Barclays Bank Plc on the requirement for a representation in the tort of deceit.
  • Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd on misuse of private information and breach of copyright.
  • Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd v James Kemball Ltd on how far the deliberate defunding of a company can amount to an economic tort.
  • Swift v Carpenter on damages for serious injury and funding the purchase of a suitable property for a seriously disabled claimant.
  • Canada Goose UK Retail Ltd v Persons Unknown and Boyd v Ineos Upstream Ltd on property, injunctions, protests and human rights.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Principles of Liability in Tort;
  • Chapter 2: Causation in Tort: General Principles; 
  • Chapter 3: General Defences; 
  • Chapter 4: Joint Liability and Contribution; 
  • Chapter 5: Capacity and Parties; 
  • Chapter 6: Vicarious Liability; 
  • Chapter 7: Negligence; 
  • Chapter 8: Breach of Statutory Duty; 
  • Chapter 9: Professional Liability; 
  • Chapter 10: Product Liability and Consumer Protection; 
  • Chapter 11: Occupiers’ Liability and Defective Premises; 
  • Chapter 12: Employers’ Liability; 
  • Chapter 13: Public Service Liability; 
  • Chapter 14: Trespass to the Person; 
  • Chapter 15: Malicious Prosecution;
  • Chapter 16: Wrongful Interference with Goods; 
  • Chapter 17: Deceit; 
  • Chapter 18: Trespass to Land and Dispossession; 
  • Chapter 19: Nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher; 
  • Chapter 20: Animals; 
  • Chapter 21: Defamation; 
  • Chapter 22: Malicious Falsehood; 
  • Chapter 23: Economic Torts; 
  • Chapter 24: Statutory Intellectual Property Rights; 
  • Chapter 25: Passing off; 
  • Chapter 26: Breach of Confidence and Privacy;
  • Chapter 27: Damages; 
  • Chapter 28: Injunctions; 
  • Chapter 29: Self-Help; 
  • Chapter 30: Discharge of Torts; 
  • Chapter 31: Limitation

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