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Elliott & Quinn's Tort Law

Elliott & Quinn's Tort Law

12th Edition

Frances Quinn

May 2019, Paperback, 472 pages
ISBN13: 9781292251448
ISBN10: 1292251441
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Elliott & Quinn’s Tort Law is the number one choice if you are a law student looking for a tort law textbook which provides:

  • Straightforward coverage of the fundamental legal principles written by a well-known author team known for making the subject easy-to-read without compromising on academic rigour.

  • Succinct coverage of all key cases and their principles and implications and somewhere you can practise applying these to exam style questions.

  • An understanding of how the law operates in the real world and an overview of future reform options to help you develop your own views on the effectiveness of the current laws.

This 12th edition also includes:

  • A new ‘The Bigger Picture’ feature which highlights the legal issues behind high profile news stories, helping you to see the real-world application of the law.

  • Revamped, checklist-style end of chapter case summaries, for easy revision.

  • New essay and problem questions, with answer guidance available online to support your revision.

Free access to a companion website with additional resources to support your study, available at

Brief Contents

Table of cases
Tables of statutes, statutory instruments and European legislation

1 Tort law: an introduction
2 Negligence: elements of the tort
3 Negligence: causation, defences, limitation and criticism
4 Negligence: psychiatric injury
5 Negligence: economic loss
6 Negligence: public bodies
7 Employers’ liability
8 Occupiers’ liability
9 Product liability
10 Breach of statutory duty
11 Defamation
12 Privacy
13 Nuisance
14 The rule in Rylands v Fletcher
15 Trespass to land
16 Trespass to the person
17 Joint and several liability
18 Vicarious liability
19 Remedies in tort

Appendix: Answering examination questions

  • The authors’ trademark clarity of writing combines with complete coverage of the key topics, case law and statutes at play required for use on any programmes where a strong understanding of tort law is required.

  • Areas of academic debate, criticisms of the current law and reform options are highlighted throughout the text to encourage you to analyse and develop your own views on the more controversial areas of tort law.

  • Key case boxes throughout help you to identify and understand the legal principles developed from leading case law.

  • A new ‘bigger picture’ feature highlights the legal issues behind high profile new stories setting the law in its real-world context.

  • Essay and problem questions, with answer guidance available online help you practice answering exam style questions.

A free companion website is also available at providing further materials to support you in your study and revision.

Frances Quinn (LLB) is an award-winning journalist with a particular interest in, and experience of, the law.

The late Catherine Elliott (LLB, DEA) was a qualified barrister and experienced university lecturer, who wrote extensively in the field of law.

Consultant editor: Mariette Jones is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Middlesex University.