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1st Edition

Essential Tort Law for SQE1

ISBN 9780367679767
Published September 22, 2021 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

Essential Tort Law for SQE1 explains the key principles of tort law in a clear, easy-to-follow style. Principles are introduced and illustrated with reference to practical examples. The book demonstrates the skill of client case analysis, taking a clear and structured approach to analysing the facts of a client’s case and then applying the relevant principles. It also includes a range of supportive features:

  • Revision points: Each chapter concludes with a concise list of key revision points.
  • Problem questions: To test understanding and analytical skills applied to practical scenarios. A companion website also provides suggested answers.
  • Multiple choice questions: Each section of the book provides multiple choice questions following the SQE1 question format (with answers to enable you to test your knowledge). Further multiple choice questions and answers are also provided on the companion website.

The first in a series of books aimed at those preparing for SQE1, this concise and accessible text provides a clear understanding of the tort element of SQE1 and enables you to test your assessment skills.

Table of Contents



Part 1: Introduction to Claims and Remedies in Tort

Chapter 1 Harms, Remedies, and Client Case Analysis

Part 2: Trespass to Land and to the Person

Chapter 2 Trespass: Land

Chapter 3 Trespass: Person

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 2

Part 3: Negligence

Chapter 4. Negligence: Duty of Care

Chapter 5. Negligence: Breach of Duty

Chapter 6. Negligence: Causation of Damage and Remoteness

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 3

Part 4 General Defences

Chapter 7. General Defences

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 4

Part 5 Negligence: Limited Duty Situations

Chapter 8. Negligence: Limited Duty Situations – Economic Loss

Chapter 9. Negligence: Limited Duty Situations – Psychiatric Harm

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 5

Summary Overview of Negligence

Part 6 Remedies in Tort

Chapter 10 Remedies

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 6 

Part 7 Employers’ Liability and Vicarious Liability

Chapter 11. Employers’ Liability

Chapter 12. Vicarious Liability

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 7

Part 8 Occupiers’ Liability

Chapter 13 Occupiers’ Liability: Visitors

Chapter 14 Occupiers’ Liability: Trespassers

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 8

Part 9 Product Liability

Chapter 15 Product Liability

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 9

Part 10 Nuisance

Chapter 16 Private Nuisance

Chapter 17 The rule in Rylands v Fletcher

Chapter 18 Public Nuisance

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 10

Part 11 Protections for Reputation and Private Information

Chapter 19 Defamation

Chapter 20 Misuse of Private Information

Multiple Choice Questions for Part 11

Part 12 –Client Case Analysis in Tort

Chapter 21 Client Case Analysis Skills in Tort

Chapter 22 Key Cases in Tort Law

Chapter 23 Problem Questions  

Chapter 24 Multiple Choice Question Answers

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Wendy Laws was a litigation solicitor for 14 years, before moving to work in higher education for the last 21 years, variously as a senior lecturer, course designer, and problem-based learning tutor writing study materials for GDL, LLB, LPC, QLTS, and SQE.