Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence 14th ed with 3rd Supplement

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Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence 14th ed with 3rd Supplement

Author C.T. Walton, Mark Armitage, Roger Cooper, Richard Hyde, Philip Kramer, Stephen Todd
Publication Date June 2018
ISBN 9780414067141
Format Hardcover + Supplement
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell Ltd


Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence is the leading reference on the law of negligence and is regularly cited in court. It covers both common law and statutory responsibility.

The 14th edition builds on the success of prior editions by focusing on the substantial body of new case law that has evolved since the last edition, current legislative developments, and a completely new chapter on tortfeasor contributions.

  • Sets down the broad principles in detail, including the duty of care and questions of culpability under the tort of negligence.
  • Shows how common law concepts evolved and examines how the law of negligence has been implemented in the United Kingdom and Commonwealth states.
  • Explains whether a duty of care exists, between whom it occurs, and how to rapidly determine if a cause for action exists.
  • Explains what remedies are accessible, including damages, and looks at how far damages may be used as a remedy.
  • In negligence cases, the burden of evidence is explained.
  • Demonstrates the defences and releases the defendant from culpability.
  • Distinguishes between annoyance and carelessness.
  • Demonstrates the idea of standard of care in respect to individuals with a specific talent, roadways and transportation, and the employee-employer relationship.
  • This book is a must-have resource for any negligence lawsuit involving human harm, including death, property, product liability, and animal-related damage and death.
  • Defines the terms "absolute" and "strict" responsibility.
  • Includes up-to-date legislative obligations, so you'll know how to implement current modifications.
  • Shows how the principles function in various scenarios and the ramifications of new developments via a comprehensive review of case law to help you form an opinion on your issue.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Part I: General Principles
The Meaning of Negligence;
The Duty to Take CareParties;
Principal Defences and Discharges from Liability;
Causation and Remoteness of Damage;
Proof and Damages
Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties


Part II: Standard of Care
The Standard of Care;
Dangerous Premises;
Persons Professing Some Special Skill;
Highways and Transport;
Employment at Common Law;


Part III: Statutory Duty
Liability for Breach of Statutory Duty
Part IV: Absolute or Strict Liability
Dangerous Things:
Rylands & Fletcher;
Animals;
Products Liability;


Part V: Death
Death and Causes of Action;


Part VI: Miscellaneous Matters
Insurance and Other Compensation Schemes

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