- Paperback: 784 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press, U.S.A.; 8 edition (27 Mar. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0199255334
- ISBN-13: 978-0199255337
- Product Dimensions: 22.1 x 4.3 x 15.2 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 866,294 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Textbook On Torts Paperback – 27 Mar 2003
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About the Author
Michael A Jones is Professor of Common Law at the University of Liverpool. He is the author of many titles involved in Tort Law and is also a co-editor if the Blackstone Statutes on Medical Law, also published by O.U.P. .
Top Customer Reviews
All in all, this is a very readable book, and structured such that throughout, it is relatively easy to sift through the information that you do and do not need. Highly reccommended for over-whelmed undergraduates everywhere.
The detail is startling. This is a bit of double edge sword because although this detail if you are practicing would be necessary, it may be a little a little too much for a standard law degree.
For example, the duty of care chapter is over 100 pages long, but on the other hand the substance is useful as all the main cases are explained and critical anaysis is well presented.The style of writing and the chapter breakdown makes it a lot easier to follow.
For Nuisance,the chapter could not have been more helpful. If you're looking for a high mark, then this book is the one to help you.
Firstly, the material is extremely in-depth: I suspect it would be better aimed at legal researchers than those studying for a law degree or a conversion course.
The biggest problem , though, is the poor layout. Headings are very few and far between, and the reader is often confronted with page after page of solid text. Consequently, the book is virtually useless as a quick reference. I want to be able sometimes to dip into a law textbook to find an authority for a a particular proposition. Due to the continuous nature of the text in this book it can be very difficult to locate individual points in this way - often one has to read through several pages in order find the relevant lines of text. It reads like a novel.
This book might have value for those wishing to gain a deeper knowledge of particular areas of tort law. For a primary textbook though, I much prefer Winfield & Jolowicz on Tort.