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Clerk & Lindsell on Torts, 21st edition

By Adam Speker & Felicity McMahon

Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell
Date of Publication: 31 Oct 2014


New 21st Edition of this definitive tort law work, with Defamation chapter edited by 5RB’s Adam Speker and Felicity McMahon.

General Editor: Prof Michael A Jones

Consultant Editor: Prof Anthony Dugdale

Associate Editor: Mark Simpson QC

  • Unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage on all areas of tort law
  • Hugely experienced, leading author team aided by noted practitioner associate editor
  • Deals with all areas of tort, including negligence, defamation, nuisance, and trespass, plus statutory torts
  • Sets out the general principles, including liability and causation
  • Deals with both individual and commercial torts
  • Deals with each tort individually, chapter by chapter
  • Comprehensive commentary on recent case law showing how the general principles apply to different situations – over 10,000 cases cited
  • Sets out possible defences
  • Deals with possible remedies, including damages, injunctions and self-help
  • Provides guidance on limitation periods
  • Considers relevant human rights issues
  • Is relevant to all common law countries, as it considers relevant commonwealth case law
  • Includes detailed footnotes to aid further research
  • Aids navigation with mini-contents at the start of all chapters
  • Ensures up-to-date and reliable information by means of annual supplementation
  • Is recognised as an authority and often cited in court

The new edition brings the work completely up to date with the changes in the law since the last edition, including those arising from the Defamation Act 2013 and the developments in all of the key case law.