Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence

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14th Edition, Mainwork & 2nd Supplement
Series:  Common Law Library
Practice Area:  Litigation, Tort
ISBN:  9780414071179
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
General Editors:Christopher Walton; Philip Kramer; Roger Cooper; Stephen Todd; Richard Hyde; Mark Armitage
Publication Date:  31 May 2020
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Hardback, Paperback







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Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence is the principal guide to a complex area of the law, providing unrivalled depth of analysis into the tort of negligence. The Second Cumulative Supplement to the Fourteenth Edition brings the main work up to date with all the recent developments including:


In the Supreme Court

GN v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25

Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20

Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2019] UKSC 50

Perry v Raleys Solicitors [2019] UKSC 5

In the Court of Appeal

Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation v Goldscheider [2019] EWCA Civ 711

Mackenzie -v- Alcoa Manufacturing (GB) Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 2110

Seddon v Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency [2019] EWCA Civ 14

Lessees and Management Company of Herons Court v Heronslea Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1423


Sets out comprehensively the general principles, covering duty of care and liability issues under the tort of negligence including the Christian Brothers test to establish vicarious liability

Shows how the principles developed through the application of the common law and explains how the law of negligence has been applied in the UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions

Explains what remedies may be available, including damages, and investigates the remoteness of damages as a remedy

Explains the burden of proof in negligence cases

Demonstrates the defences and discharges from liability

Demonstrates the standard of care principle in relation to persons professing some special skill, highways and transport, employee employer relationship

Provides an essential reference for every negligence case whether it is to do with personal injury including resulting in death, property, product liability and injury caused by animals and death



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