Law of tort [LA3001]
The scope and function of the law of tort; the bases of liability; the interests protected by the law of tort; sources of development of law including the Human Rights Act and the European Convention on Human Rights. Negligence: the concepts of duty, breach, causation and remoteness of damage. Negligent infliction of personal injuries; the assessment of damages. Occupiers' liability; liability of employers; product liability.
Negligent infliction of other physical damage and of economic loss. Negligent misstatements. Assault, battery, false imprisonment and other intentional physical harm. Interference with economic interests: deceit, inducing breach of contract, intimidation, conspiracy. Nuisance; the principle in Rylands v Fletcher; liability for animals. Liability under statutory duties and powers. Defamation. Vicarious liability. The effect of death on liability. Defences.