Kirsty Horsey; Erika Rackley Tort Law

ISBN 13: 9780199661893

Tort Law

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Tort Law will benefit anyone seeking a fresh and stimulating account of the law. Written in a lively and thought-provoking style, this book encourages the reader to understand, engage with, and critically reflect upon tort law.

Pedagogical features (including 'pause for reflection' and 'counterpoint' boxes) foster debate about the way tort law is, why it is this way, and how it could be different. Tort Law also provides diagrams and tables, chapter summaries, end-of-chapter questions, and annotated lists of further reading.

Where appropriate, chapters open with a problem question to place the law in its practical context and to illustrate how to apply the theory. Annotated versions of the problem questions give students pointers on how to answer them, and outline answers are available on the book's accompanying Online Resource Centre.

Tort Law is essential reading for all students studying at degree level or on the GDL.

Online Resource Centre

Tort Law is accompanied by an extensive Online Resource Centre, which includes the following resources:

- Downloadable annotated judgments, statutes, and problem questions
- Outline answers to questions in the book
- Annotated web links to external web resources including audiovisual news clips
- Flashcard glossary of legal terms used in the book
- Additional content on elements of a claim in the tort of negligence and on product liability
- Twice-yearly updates to changes in cases and legislation
- Test bank of 200 questions and answers for lecturers' use in assessing students
- Downloadable versions of figures and tables from the book for lecturers

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About the Author:


Kirsty Horsey, Senior Lecturer in Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent,Erika Rackley, Professor of Law, Law School, Durham University

Kirsty Horsey is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Kent Law School, teaching contract and tort law to undergraduate students across all years. Her research interests lie in the overlap of medical and family law, particularly in the area of assisted reproduction, and in public bodies' liability for negligence. In 2007, Kirsty was the joint recipient of the Barbara Morris Learning Support Prize, awarded by the University of Kent for teaching excellence.

Erika Rackley is a Professor of Law in the Law School at Durham University. She has taught tort law at Kent, Leicester and Durham Universities. Her research interests are broadly in the field of feminism, gender and law, particularly in relation to judicial diversity. She is co-editor of 'Feminist Perspectives on Tort Law' (Routledge, 2012).

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--Avis Whyte, Senior Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer, Westminster School of Law

"Very impressed: the authors explain the complexities clearly without sacrificing depth. An excellent combination of legal analysis and contextual discussion."

--Colm O'Cinneide, Lecturer in Law, University College London

"Horsey and Rackley is very good and clearly written; the 'pause for reflection' sections, followed by questions, work extremely well."

--Jose Miola, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Leicester

"This book is ideal for any undergraduate new to tort. Its pedagogical features encourage students to reflect as they learn."

--Dr Rebecca Wong, Senior Lecturer in Law, Nottingham Law School

"I very much like the book's style. It's informative and encourages broader thinking - something lecturers constantly try to do."

--Sarah Flanagan, undergraduate law student, University of Plymouth

"The authors show how judges consider the impact of decisions on society, and how politics and economy influence the law."

--Katerina Ktatunkova, undergraduate law student, University of Surrey

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