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on 18 June 2015
This textbook is pretty handy if you haven't studied the law of tort at all before, however it is a very very basic overview of the law of tort and doesn't cover some major areas, breach of statutory duty? Not covered. Conversion? Not covered. I don't really understand how you can impart a proper understanding to students when major and/or contentious torts (in the case of breach of statutory duty) are not dealt with at all. This is particularly frustrating for me because I bought the textbook to help me address the differences between Scots law (which doesn't have the tort of conversion) and English law. In fairness to the book it does have a significant amount of information on law reform, the law commissions views and so on but without dealing with the above I couldn't recommend the book as anything except a very very basic overview of most of areas of English tort law. If I had paid the full price for this book I would be extremely annoyed and probably return it but as it is I only paid £3.00 for it so I'll just keep it and refer to it every now and again.
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on 22 May 2010
A very clear and well laid out textbook. Use of boxes and shading is very well applied to draw attention to specific areas and prevent boredom setting in from simply reading long, breakless chapters.

There is a high level of detail which never becomes overwhelming, and plenty of comparison/contrast within the law.

One of the best aspects is the way the authors have drawn attention to the contemporary debates within Tort law. There is plenty of constructive criticism and the law is set in its policy and historical setting, helping the reader to understand the broader aspects of the law.

End of chapter summaries are clear and concise and reference is provided to further in-depth material and academic debate. The footnotes are also helpful in clearing up small issues.

Overall an excellent introduction to the law of Tort.

I have one specific criticism (which does not detract from the book overall), on page 47 the authors provide a detailed examination of a particular case (X and Y v London Borough of Hounslow). The case was decided relatively recently and presumably made it into the book shortly before it was published. Unfortunately this case has been overruled by the Court of Appeal, so although the discussion in the book is still interesting, the case itself was actually wrongly decided.

Tort law is a fast moving subject and any book is liable to be out of date after a few years - still, the insertion of a case at the time only recently decided at first instance seems a little risky!
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on 11 February 2013
Not only does this textbook cover all of the main points in detail, it also has excellent academic commentary throughout, which means fellow LLB Law students don't have to worry about reading journal articles in that much detail- its all here in one textbook!

I used Horsey for my main reading as well as my main revision book.

A 'must-have' for any Tort student!
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on 13 May 2011
This is a great book! I am a law student and I used this book during my study of the law of Torts and it complemented my course perfectly. The book is really well laid out with very clear and simple language. It provides everything anybody studying Torts on a law degree would need and more.
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on 24 July 2013
Great for LLB and GDL, this is a complete and accessible textbook of all you are required to know on your Tort Law module. It is set out well and introduces topics in an engaging way that makes the concepts and cases easier to absorb and apply. This book will serve you very well.
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on 18 May 2011
Unlike many books on the subject, this book is very accessible and easy to read for any first year Law student studying for the LLB. It provides clear concise explanations of the legal issues involved in all the fundamental aspects of Tort Law, including Negligence, Vicarious Liability, Trespass to the Person, Defamation and Nuisance as well as facts of all of the relevant case law on these topics. It makes for very easy reading and all chapters are clearly headed. It was very useful in terms of revision as in the back it includes a number of problem questions which you can test yourself on as preperation for exams. I would strongly recommend it.
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on 6 September 2012
I sat the Level 6 CILEX course Tort Law. This book is excellent. Well laid out and very easy to understand. Would recommend this book to anyone.
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on 7 October 2013
Was in really good condition and the colours help ease with reading. Would love to know what the toast stands for!
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on 12 May 2016
Has helped me lots with my business hnc course. A must for business students
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on 14 January 2015
Great textbook, in depth and easy to read
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