Layman's Guide to Irish Law: The Law of Tort

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9781530010226: Layman's Guide to Irish Law: The Law of Tort

Legal writing in plain English.  Law guides using plain English which is easy to understand using clear concise plain wording.  Welcome to my series of law guides for beginners. There are many legal phrases that non-lawyers don't understand. 
The explanations in this guide are not intended to be alternatives to legal terminology, rather a head start on the legal jargon,  the reader will continue to use legal phrases when necessary.
The Law of Tort

A tort is a civil wrong, tort is a French word for wrong, or the Latin word (tortum or twisted), a tort occurs when a person commits a civil wrong against another person causing them damage. Tortfeasor is the person who commits the tort. Under tort law, an injured party can bring a civil case to seek compensation for a wrong done to the party or the party's property.

Simply put, the law of tort is a branch of law which helps people to make a claim for compensation "usually a money payment" from another person who hurts them or their property. For instance, when one driver hurts another driver because he or she was not paying attention "negligent", the driver who caused the hurt "defendant" may have committed a tort.

If a person "plaintiff" is hurt by another person "defendant" they may be able to sue them "civil litigation" and get compensation "usually money". Most torts are accidents, like car accidents or slippery floors where people can fall down and get hurt. But some torts are done on purpose. These are called intentional torts. 
For example, if one person punches another person, this could be an intentional tort called battery.Most torts cause physical harm to people, however, some torts cause damage to property, like a broken window "trespass to property".  Some torts can harm other things, like someone's reputation or a business. "defamation".

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My books, Layman's Guide to Irish Law addresses the issue of legal terminology for new students and laypersons, if you are new to law or just newly interested in law you may be turned off quickly due to the terminology, jargon and principles used in law. I include topics and principles of law which are the most challenging in my easy to use and easy to comprehend guides. There is recommended reading and also bibliography.  I offer guidance on topics and general explanations of principles.

This publication is not written for the those who are already in years two or three of legal studies, but rather for those who wish to embark on legal study or those just interested in obtaining legal knowledge. In writing this book, I wanted to bring the fascinating and interesting topic of law to everyone, to make it easy to read and understand and from there decide if this is a career choice for them or a realistic study option. 

As you embark on your own legal journey, I invite you to consider Sherlock Holmes wise words: "When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth?." You can visit my webpage at

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An Irish writer of children's fiction and adults plain English legal and forensic psychology academic books. Teresa has been a private investigator, writer, photographer and lecturer, she backpacked around Europe with her daughter, sails a lovely boat called Baby Girl and survived a scuba diving accident.  
A Law lecturer and Forensic Psychologist by profession Teresa moonlights as a Private "I" and Author, Teresa is as comfortable writing about magic, dragons and sorcerers as forensic psychology or the legal system.

Teresa in a previous life was a photojournalist, having written for many local and national papers and magazines including the Mullingar Advertiser, Irish News Review, and Emerald Road Racing.
Teresa loves to read and has favourites in the classics such as Ulysses by James Joyce, Oliver Twist  and David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Roddy Doyle is a long term favourite of Teresa's. 

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