1st Edition

Essential Tort Law for SQE1

By Wendy Laws Copyright 2022
    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    332 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.



    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


    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.