LLB Law of Torts

Students listening to a lectureModule description:

This module provides an introduction to the law of tort, including its historical origins, theoretical underpinnings and its aims and functions. The areas covered include:

  • Trespass to the person
  • Negligence, including liability in respect of omissions, psychiatric harm and pure economic loss
  • Occupiers liability
  • Nuisance
  • Defamation
  • Damages

Student comments:

In my opinion, tort law covers the most extensive and interesting range of cases. Tort law has proved itself to extend from crucial landmark cases to everyday human interaction; from cases like Caparo, Bolam and Fairchild to scratched cars (Performance Cars), shopping in Woolworths (Davidson) and schoolboy horseplay (Blake v Galloway). It is constantly relevant."

My favourite module is Tort Law. The course is really well-structured, moreover, it is taught by the tutors and lecturers in a way that is both stimulating and challenging."




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