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LAW6046   Law of Torts   (0 credits)

Year Running: 2018/2019
Credit level: F7
Pre-requisites   LAW118   LAW128  
Co-requisites   LAW119  
Additional Information   Only available to LAWT117/119 students


This module will examine the tort of negligence, concentrating on the principles of duty of care and breach of duty, focusing on the tensions raised by issues such as liability for economic loss and psychiatric injury, and also on the complex problems of proving causation. It will also look at the place of torts law within the law of obligations. It will consider the effectiveness of the torts system in light of the concept of vicarious liability, the available defences, the law of damages, and the policy considerations involved. Torts to be studied will vary each semester and could include occupiers' liability, nuisance, products liability, trespass and defamation.


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Teaching Methods

Delivery Type Hours
Independent 181.0
Seminar 16.0

Methods of assessment

Assessment Type Duration % of formal assessment Semester
Exam 3.0 100 % S2