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Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence 14th ed with 3rd Supplement

Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence 14th ed with 3rd Supplement
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Charlesworth & Percy on Negligence is the principal guide to a complex area of the law, providing unrivalled depth of analysis into the tort of negligence. The Second Cumulative Supplement to the Fourteenth Edition brings the main work up to date with all the recent developments including:

In the Supreme Court

  • GN v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25
  • Vedanta Resources plc v Lungowe [2019] UKSC 20
  • Singularis Holdings Ltd v Daiwa Capital Markets Europe Ltd [2019] UKSC 50
  • Perry v Raleys Solicitors [2019] UKSC 5

In the Court of Appeal

  • Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation v Goldscheider [2019] EWCA Civ 711
  • Mackenzie -v- Alcoa Manufacturing (GB) Limited [2019] EWCA Civ 2110
  • Seddon v Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency [2019] EWCA Civ 14
  • Lessees and Management Company of Herons Court v Heronslea Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1423


  • Sets out comprehensively the general principles, covering duty of care and liability issues under the tort of negligence including the Christian Brothers test to establish vicarious liability
  • Shows how the principles developed through the application of the common law and explains how the law of negligence has been applied in the UK and Commonwealth jurisdictions
  • Explains what remedies may be available, including damages, and investigates the remoteness of damages as a remedy
  • Explains the burden of proof in negligence cases
  • Demonstrates the defences and discharges from liability
  • Demonstrates the standard of care principle in relation to persons professing some special skill, highways and transport, employee employer relationship
  • Provides an essential reference for every negligence case whether it is to do with personal injury including resulting in death, property, product liability and injury caused by animals and death
Part I: General Principles
The Meaning of Negligence;
The Duty to Take Care
Principal Defences and Discharges from Liability;
Causation and Remoteness of Damage;
Proof and Damages
Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties
Part II: Standard of Care
The Standard of Care;
Dangerous Premises;
Persons Professing Some Special Skill;
Highways and Transport;
Employment at Common Law;
Part III: Statutory Duty
Liability for Breach of Statutory Duty
Part IV: Absolute or Strict Liability
Dangerous Things:
Rylands & Fletcher;
Products Liability;
Part V: Death
Death and Causes of Action;
Part VI: Miscellaneous Matters
Insurance and Other Compensation Schemes