Clerk & Lindsell on Torts 24th ed



Edited by: Andrew Tettenborn

ISBN13: 9780414114128
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780414078208
Published: September 2023
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback


Clerk & Lindsell on Torts, one of Sweet & Maxwell's flagship titles and part of the Common Law Library series, is an essential reference tool that is widely referred to by practitioners and cited by the judiciary throughout the UK and the Commonwealth, and also forms the point of reference worldwide for those wishing to research the English law of torts. It offers the most comprehensive coverage of the subject, providing the end user with indispensable access to current, frequent and unrivalled authoritative information on all aspects of tort law.

Key Features:

Provides unrivalled breadth and depth of coverage on all areas of tort lawSets out both general principles and the detailed rules of liability affecting specific torts
Explains in detail general matters, such as defences, joint liability and vicarious liability, and capacity and parties
Covers all the important heads of tortious liability: negligence, breach of statutory duty, professional liability, product liability and occupiers’ liability, malicious prosecution and abuse of process, wrongful interference with goods, deceit, to trespass to land and to the person. Other chapters range from liability for animals to nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher, and from malicious falsehood to the economic torts, defamation, breach of confidence and misuse of private information
Deals extensively with the vital topic of damages and other remedies, including injunctions
Covers limitation in detail
Takes full account of the effects of Brexit
Key cases covered in the 24th edition are:

Henderson v Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust and Stoffel & Co v Grondona on the extent of the illegality defence in tort.
FCA v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd on the subject of adequate causation.
Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell Plc on the duty of care owed by a holding company for the acts of its subsidiaries abroad.
Toombes v Mitchell on the boundaries of wrongful birth and wrongful life.
Bell v Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust on older children’s ability to consent to medical procedures.
Allsop v Banner Jones Ltd on solicitors’ negligence claims and abuse of process.
Rihan v Ernst & Young Global Ltd on employers’ duties to look after employees’ interests.
Leeds City Council v Barclays Bank Plc on the requirement for a representation in the tort of deceit.
Duchess of Sussex v Associated Newspapers Ltd on misuse of private information and breach of copyright.
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd v James Kemball Ltd on how far the deliberate defunding of a company can amount to an economic tort.
Swift v Carpenter on damages for serious injury and funding the purchase of a suitable property for a seriously disabled claimant.
Canada Goose UK Retail Ltd v Persons Unknown and Boyd v Ineos Upstream Ltd on property, injunctions, protests and human rights


1. Principles of Liability in Tort
2. Causation and Remoteness: General Principles
3. General Defences
4. Joint Liability and Contribution
5. Capacity and Parties
6. Vicarious Liability
7. Negligence
8. Breach of Statutory Duty
9. Professional Liability
10. Product Liability and Consumer Protection
11. Occupiers’ Liability and Defective Premises
12. Employers’ Liability
13. Public Service Liability
14. Trespass to the Person and Harassment
15. Malicious Prosecution and Malicious Abuse of Process
16. Wrongful Interference with Goods
17. Deceit
18. Trespass to Land and Dispossession
19. Nuisance, Rylands v Fletcher and Similar Liabilities
20. Animals
21. Defamation
22. Malicious Falsehood
23. Economic Torts
24. Passing Off
25. Breach of Confidence and Privacy
26. Damages
27. Injunctions
28. Self-Help
29. Discharge of Torts
30. Limitation


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