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  1. PREPARATION AND PARTICIPATION 5 items
    1. A set of materials has been prepared for each topic. Each set begins with 'Essential Reading' and consists of pages in the core text and perhaps some further reading, for example a journal article or a case that you should read in particular depth. The core text for this course, which you should buy, is:

    2. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

      Book 

    3. Students often ask whether they should read anything more than the essential reading listed in the handout. If you do this reading and think about it carefully and make a positive effort to participate in tutorial discussions, then you will have done enough to acquire a good knowledge and understanding of the subject. If you wish to do more, then a full reading of the cases listed on the handouts will bring you greater knowledge and understanding of the subject. You may also find it helpful to read the articles we have listed under the heading 'further reading', and/or to consult other student books, for a different take on the subject. In the latter case, we would recommend:

    4. Hepple and Matthews' tort: cases and materials - Matthews, M. H., Morgan, Jonathan, O'Cinneide, Colm, Howarth, David 2009

      Book 

    5. Please note that tort law can develop quickly, and textbooks frequently become out of date within months. Reading casebooks and textbooks on your own is not sufficient in itself: attendance at lectures and tutorials and reading new materials is crucial.

  2. Introduction to Tort 2 items
    1. Further reading 2 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp.17-41 and 956-969

  3. Duty of Care 1: Introduction 3 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 103-147

    2. Further reading 2 items
  4. Duty of Care 2: Psychiatric Illness 4 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 330-369

    2. Further reading 3 items
  5. Duty of Care 3: Omissions 2 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 453-490

    2. Further reading 1 item
  6. Duty of Care 4: Public Authorities 5 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 491-531

    2. Further reading 4 items
  7. Duty of Care 5: Pure Economic Loss 6 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Chapter 8 of Tort law: text and materials

        Chapter  especially pp. 369-377, 396-452

    2. Optional further reading 5 items
      1. The gist of negligence: Part 1 Minimal actionable damage - Jane Stapleton 1988

        Article  This article predates Murphy. It is worth reading for the author's arguments about how the law should deal with what she calls 'preventive' claims (at 221-224) and claims arising from a condition of the property which will produce changes in the property itself (224-234); the House of Lords in Murphy took the approach she advocates for the latter category

      2. On Hedley Byrne:

  8. Breach of Duty 4 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 152-199

    2. Further reading 3 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 199-204

      2. Atiyah's accidents, compensation and the law - Cane, Peter, Atiyah, P. S. 2013

        Book  pp. 175-198

  9. Products Liability 6 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 572-596

    2. Further reading 5 items
      1. Development Risks: Unanswered Questions - Christopher Hodges 1998

        Article 

      2. If you're interested in funding issues see:

  10. Private Nuisance 6 items
    1. Essential reading 1 item
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 623-685. If the reading looks lengthy, remember it is designed to cover 2 weeks of lecture and the tutorial (if you want to split the reading, read to p. 669 in the first week).

    2. Further reading 5 items
      1. OR:

  11. Defamation 8 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Chapter 13 of Tort law: text and materials - Mark Lunney, Ken Oliphant

        Chapter  especially pp. 686-750

      2. Libel: Its Purpose and Reform - David Howarth 2011

        Article 

    2. Optional further reading 5 items
      1. The making of the modern law of defamation - Mitchell, Paul 2005

        Book 

  12. Privacy 5 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 771-779

    2. Optional further reading 2 items
  13. Intentional Interference with the Person 4 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 42-102 (The first lecture will concentrate on the material in pp. 42-74, the second on pp. 75-102).

    2. Optional reading 2 items
      1. Transferred malice in tort law? - Allan Beever 2009

        Article 

  14. Causation and Remoteness 4 items
    1. Reading 2 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 205-244 and 253-273 (if you want to split the reading, do the first tranche in the first week and the second tranche in the second week).

      2. Chapter 8: Fairchild and after - Lord Hoffmann

        Chapter  Digitised reading

    2. Further reading 2 items
  15. Defences 3 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 295-329

    2. Further reading 1 item
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 280-295 (assumption of risk)

  16. Vicarious Liability 6 items
    1. Essential reading 3 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 800-837

    2. Further reading 3 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 837-846

  17. Remedies 5 items
    1. Essential reading 2 items
      1. Tort law: text and materials - Lunney, Mark, Oliphant, Ken 2013

        Book  pp. 847-899

    2. Further reading 3 items
      1. What is a Loss? - Andrew Tettenborn

        Chapter 

      2. In Defence of Exemplary Damages - James Edelman

        Chapter 

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