Law of Torts

By: Bryan M.E. McMahon,William Binchy

Catalogue Number: PJ4-3SL2

Law of Torts

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781847669179
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Synopsis

The eagerly awaited new edition of this title is the complete Irish tort law reference book and the contents have been extensively revised since the last edition was published in 2000. Key developments are detailed and relevant recent case law is examined. This book will be essential for both legal practitioners and people studying Irish law. Recent important legislation examined in the book includes: Criminal Law (Defence and the Dwelling) Act 2011, Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2011, Defamation Act 2009, Consumer Protection Act 2007, Civil Liability and Courts Act 2004 and Personal Injuries Assessment Board Act 2003. Key developments and case law are examined in areas such as pure economic loss, limitations and purchase of financial products, vicarious liability for sexual assaults, damages, privacy, defamation, psychiatric injury, liability of public authorities, employers' liability, professional negligence, defective buildings and products and occupiers' liability. Previous edition ISBN: 9781845928056

Author's Biography

The Hon Mr. Justice Bryan M.E. McMahon, retired Judge of the High Court, BCL, LLB, LLM (Harvard), Ph D, LLD (honoris causa University College Dublin, 2012), Professor of Law at University College Cork until 1987 when he retired to become a Senior Partner in the firm of Houlihan McMahon, Ennis, County Clare and part time Professor of Law at NUIG. Formerly Chair of many public bodies including The Crime Forum (1999), The National Archives Advisory Council and The Irish University Quality Board. Currently, Chairman of the Abbey Theatre and of the Governing Body of University College Cork. William Binchy is a practising barrister. He was Special Legal Advisor to the Irish Department of Justice (1974-1976), Research Counsellor to the Law Reform Commission (1976-1992), Regius Professor of Laws, Trinity College Dublin (1992-2012), Commissioner, Irish Human Rights Commission (2001-2011), Visiting Fellow, Corpus Christi College Cambridge (Michaelmas term, 2002) and Visiting Fellow, Institute of European and Comparative Law, Oxford (June, 2011).

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