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This is the eagerly awaited new edition of Law of Torts, the complete Irish tort law reference book. For this, the contents have been extensively revised since the last edition was published in 2000. Key developments are detailed and relevant recent case law is examined. This book is essential for both legal practitioners and people studying Irish law.

Recent important legislation examined in the book includes: Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011, Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011, Defamation Act 2009, Consumer Protection Act 2007, Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 and Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003.

Key developments and case law are examined in areas such as pure economic loss, limitations and purchase of financial products, vicarious liability for sexual assaults, damages, privacy, defamation, psychiatric injury, liability of public authorities, employers' liability, professional negligence, defective buildings and products and occupiers' liability. First published in 1980, Law of Torts has long been a cornerstone work in Irish law, indeed in the foreword to the first edition Judge Brian Walshe noted that the book represented a challenge to the 'unquestioned assumption that English text-books would satisfy all needs.' This new addition will only add to the book's long-established merit and value.
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Table of Contents

Overview of the Law of Torts;
Concurrent Wrongdoers: Joint and Several Tortfeasors;
The Duty of Care;
The Standard of Care;
Affirmative Duties;
Proof of Negligence;
Negligence and Economic Loss;
Manufacturers' and Producers' Liability for Defective Products;
Occupiers' Liability;
Liability of Vendors, Lessors and Builders for Quality and Fitness of Premises;
Professional Negligence;
Negligence on the Roads;
Negligent Care of Children;
Negligently Inflicted Psychiatric Damage;
Employers' Liability;
Public Authorities;
Statutory Duties and Rights;
Trespass to the Person;
Trespass to Land;
The Rule in Rylands v Fletcher;
Liability for Fire;
Liability for Injuries caused by Animals;
Trespass to Goods;
Passing Off;
Torts Affecting Business Relations;
Torts Affecting Family Relations;
Deceit and Injurious Falsehood;
Misuse of Process;
The Right to Privacy;
Liability of the State;
Corporations, Partnerships, Unincorporated Bodies and Trade Unions;
Minors and Mentally Ill Persons;
Survival of Actions on Death;
Fatal Injuries;
Vicarious Liability;

Product details

Published 23 Apr 2015
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 4th
Extent 2034
ISBN 9781780438849
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Bryan M E McMahon

Bryan McMahon, former judge of the High Court, rec…


William Binchy

William Binchy BA BCL LLM (NUI) MA (DUBL) FTCD (19…