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
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."