Tort Law 2023-24
School Of History, Law And Social Sciences
Module - Semester 2
The module will allow students to study a range of issues within Tort Law, including but not limited to:
- Negligence, including its basic principles, duty and standard of care, causation and breach of duty;
- Medical Negligence including liability for psychiatric injuries;
- Product Liability
- Liability of Public Bodies;
- Personal Tort such as Defamation;
- Land Tort such as Nuisance & the Rule in Rylands v Fletcher, Trespass to Land and Occupier’s Liability;
- Defences and Limitations in Tort Law;
- Remedies and Compensation in Tort Law.
- Demonstrate an ability to analyse and critically discuss the competing policy considerations and their impact on the development of Tort Law.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the contents of key areas of Tort Law and apply the knowledge to solve problems raised in actual or hypothetical scenarios.
- Identify, synthesise and critically evaluate the general defences in Tort Law including the rules relating to the assessment of damages.
- Reflect critically on the role of the Tort Law in the civil justice system and the society more generally and carry out effective research on those issues using both primary and secondary sources.