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Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Tort Law: Challenging OrthodoxyHart Publishing has published Tort Law: Challenging Orthodoxy edited by Stephen GA Pitel, Jason W Neyers and Erika Chamberlain. The book is a new collection of essays arising from the Sixth Obligations Conference which was held in London, Ontario in 2012. Four members of the Faculty have papers published in the collection: Nicholas McBride, Graham Virgo, Matthew Dyson and Sandy Steel.

In this book leading scholars from the United Kingdom, the United States and Australia challenge established common law rules and suggest new approaches to both old and emerging problems in tort law. Some of the chapters consider broad issues such as the importance of flexibility over certainty in tort law, connections between tort law and human flourishing and the indirect effects of changes in tort law. Other chapters engage more specific topics including the role of vindication in tort law, the relationship between criminal law and tort law, the use of epidemiological evidence in analysing causation, accessory liability in tort law, the role of malice in intentional torts and the role of statutes in tort law. They propose new approaches to contributory negligence, emotional distress, loss of a chance, damages for nuisance, the tort of conspiracy and vicarious liability.

For more information about this book, please refer to the Hart website. For information about other publications by these members of the Faculty, please refer to their profiles.

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