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Law Reading Lists: IMDLAW202 Torts Law

Welcome

Welcome to your Torts Law reading list. Here you will find the resources to support you throughout this module. 

Essential Reading

Recommended Reading

Module Journals

Students will be expected to consult a range of law journals via Lexis Library and selected eJournals from WestLaw with a view to developing appropriate legal research skills and to access important supplementary readings in preparation for assessments. Examples of journals include:


Modern Law Review

Oxford Journal of Legal Studies

Cambridge law journal

Journal of Professional Negligence

Further Reading

Weekly Reading Lists

Essential reading

Nettleship v Weston [1971] 2 QB 691

Rees v Darlington Memorial NHS Trust [2003] UKHL 52

 

Recommended reading

Further reading

Essential reading

Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562.   

Stovin v Wise [1996] AC 923

Smith v Littlewoods [1987] AC 241

 

Recommended reading

Stanton, K. (2006). Professional negligence: duty of care methodology in the twenty first century. Journal of Professional Negligence, 3, 134–150 (Available from Lexis)

Nolan, D. (2013). Varying the Standard of Care in Negligence. The Cambridge Law Journal, 72, 651–688

 

Further reading

 

Anns v Merton London Borough Council [1978] AC 728

Caparo v Dickman [1990] 2 AC 605

Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1989] AC 53

 

Murphy, J. (2008). Rights, Reductionism and Tort Law. Oxford J Legal Studies, 28 (2): 393

Essential reading

Stovin v Wise [1996] AC 923

Gorringe v Calderdale MBC [2004] UKHL 15

O'Rourke v Camden London Borough Council [1998] AC 188  

Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1989] AC 53

Recommended reading

Essential reading

X (Minors) v Bedfordshire CC [1995] UKHL 9

Z & Ors v. United Kingdom – App no. 29392/95 [2001] ECHR 333

JD & Ors v East Berkshire Community Health & Ors [2003] EWCA Civ 1151

Barrett v Enfield LBC [1999] UKHL 25

Recommended reading

Essential reading

Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1989] AC 53

Osman v Ferguson [1993] 4 All ER 344

Osman v United Kingdom (1998) 29 EHRR 245

Michael v CC of South Wales Police [2015] UKSC 2

Smith v CC of Sussex Police [2009] 1 AC 225

Kent v Griffiths [2001] QB 36

Capital & Counties Plc v Hampshire CC [1997] QB 1004

Wembridge Claimants v Winter [2013] EWHC 2331 (QB)

Van Colle v CC of Hertfordshire and Smith v CC of Sussex [2008] UKHL 50

Rigby v CC of Northamptonshire [1985] 1 WLR 1242

Kirkham v CC of the Great Manchester Police [1990] 2 QB 283 (CA)

 

Recommended reading

 

McBride, N. J. (2016). Michael and the future of tort law. Journal of Professional Negligence, 1: 14–31 (Available from Lexis)

McIvor, C. (2008). The Positive Duty of the Police to Protect Life. Journal of Professional Negligence, 1: 27–35 (Available from Lexis)

Further reading

Essential reading

Nettleship v Weston [1971] 2 QB 691

Bolton v Stone [1951] AC 850

Paris v Stepney Borough Council [1951] AC 367

Latimer v AEC Ltd [1953] AC 643

Watt v Hertfordshire County Council [1954] 1 WLR 835

Wilsher v Essex Area health Authority [1986] 3 All ER 801

Compensation Act 2006, s. 1

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act 2015, ss 2-4

 

Recommended reading

 

Plunkett, J. (2016). Principle and Policy in Private Law Reasoning. The Cambridge Law Journal, 75: 366–397

Bennett, DC T. (2009).Material increase in risk of mesothelioma under section 3 of the Compensation Act 2006. Journal of Professional Negligence,4: 210–214 (Available from Lexis)

Essential reading

Bolitho v City and Hackney HA [1997] 4 All ER 771

Bolam v Friern Hospital [1957] 2 All ER 118

Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board [2015] UKSC 11

Compensation Act 2006, s. 1

Social Action, Responsibility and Heroism Act 2015, ss 2-4

 

Recommended reading

 

Plunkett, J. (2016). Principle and Policy in Private Law Reasoning. The Cambridge Law Journal, 75: 366–397

Brazier, M. and Miola. J. (2000). Bye-Bye Bolam: A Medical Litigation Revolution? Medical Law Review, 8 (1): 85

Mulheron, R. (2017). Legislating Dangerously: Bad Samaritans, Good Society, and the Heroism Act 2015. Modern Law Review, 80(1): 88–109

Bennett, DC T. (2009).Material increase in risk of mesothelioma under section 3 of the Compensation Act 2006. Journal of Professional Negligence,4: 210–214 (Available from Lexis)

Essential reading

Barnett v Chelsea and Kensington Hospital Management Committee [1969] 1 QB 428

Wilsher v Essex AHA [1988] 1 All ER 871

Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd [2002] 1 AC 32 AC 1074

Compensation Act 2006, s 3

Chester v Afshar [2005] 1 AC 134

McGhee v NCB [1973] 1 WLR 1 (HL)

Gregg v Scott [2005] 2 AC 176

Reeves v Metropolitan Police Commissioner [1999] 3 All ER 897

Overseas Tankship (UK) Ltd v Morts Dock & Engineering Co Ltd (The Wagon Mound (No 1)) [1961] AC 388 (PC)

Jolley v Sutton LBC [2000] 3 All ER 409

Smith v Leech Brain and Co Ltd [1962] 2 QB 405

McKew v Holland & Hannen & Cubitts (Scotland) Ltd [1969] 3 All ER 1621

Recommended reading

Further reading

Plunkett, J. (2016). Principle and Policy in Private Law Reasoning. The Cambridge Law Journal, 75: 366–397

Bennett, DC T. (2009).Material increase in risk of mesothelioma under section 3 of the Compensation Act 2006. Journal of Professional Negligence,4: 210–214