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Defences in Tort

Editor(s): Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp, Frederick Wilmot-Smith
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Published: 25-05-2017
Format: Paperback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 376
ISBN: 9781509914166
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Hart Studies in Private Law: Essays on Defences
Dimensions: 244 x 169 mm
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About Defences in Tort

This book is the first in a series of essay collections on defences in private law. It addresses defences to liability arising in tort. The essays range from those adopting a primarily doctrinal approach to others that examine the law from a more theoretical or historical perspective. Some essays focus on individual defences, while some are concerned with the links between defences, or with how defences relate to the structure of tort law as a whole. A number of the essays also draw upon concepts and literature that have been developed mainly in relation to the criminal law, and consider their application to tort law. The essays make several original contributions to this complex, important but neglected field of academic enquiry.

Table Of Contents

A. General Issues and Themes
1. Central Issues in the Law of Tort Defences
ANDREW DYSON, JAMES GOUDKAMP AND FREDERICK WILMOT-SMITH
2. Pleading Defences in Tort: The Historical Perspective
DAVID IBBETSON
3. Defining 'Defences'
LUÍS DUARTE D'ALMEIDA
4. Tort Law's Missing Excuses
JOHN CP GOLDBERG
5. Duties to Try and Duties to Succeed
STEPHEN A SMITH
6. Balancing Defences
RODERICK BAGSHAW
7. Defences and Third Parties: Justifying Participation
PAUL S DAVIES
B. Specific Defences
8. Justifying Necessity as a Defence in Tort Law
GRAHAM VIRGO
9. A Defence of Duress in the Law of Torts?
JAMES EDELMAN AND ESTHER DYER
10. Nuisance, Planning and Regulation: The Limits of Statutory Authority
DONAL NOLAN
11. Weaving the Law's Seamless Web: Reflections on the Illegality Defence in Tort Law
BEVERLEY McLACHLIN
12. The Doctrine of Illegality and Interference with Chattels
JAMES GOUDKAMP AND LORENZ MAYR
13. Should Contributory Fault be Analogue or Digital?
ROBERT STEVENS
14. Assumption of Risk in a System of Strict Liability: Conceptual Tangles and Social Consequences
RICHARD A EPSTEIN
15. Privacy Claims: Transformation, Fault, and the Public Interest Defence
BARBARA McDONALD
16. Some Recurring Issues in Relation to Limitation of Actions
ANDREW BURROWS

Reviews

“All of the … contributions are thought-provoking and provide a much-needed theoretical perspective

the book is essential reading for all private law scholars.

[Defences in Tort] is the first in a series of works concerned with defences to liability arising in private law and if the future editions come anywhere close to the calibre of essays contained here one very much looks forward to reading the rest.



” –  Craig Purshouse, Professional Negligence

“The general quality of the contributions is very good indeed and the collection as a whole can be enthusiastically recommended.” –  Yearbook of European Tort Law

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