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Friday, November 22, 2019

New Torts Books from Hart: Markesinis, Bell & Janssen; Robertson & Goudkamp; Beuermann

Markesinis's German Law of Torts

Basil S Markesinis, John Bell and André Janssen

Since its first appearance in 1986, this magisterial work has won uniform praise from many of the world’s leading comparatists. It has been acclaimed by senior judges and has been cited by the courts of many countries. This new, substantially rewritten and systematically updated fifth edition of the work, contains over 95 leading judgments, most translated in their entirety, along with references to over 2,000 other decisions from Germany and the common law world. While the book remains an ideal tool for teaching comparative torts and comparative methodology, the fact that it has been extensively rewritten makes it an indispensable source of inspiration for those with a professional interest in tort litigation and tort law reform. This edition has paid particular attention to liability for internet activity, medical liability and the protection of personality rights and private life.

Sir Basil S Markesinis QC FBA LLD DR. H.C. (MULT.) is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Foreign Fellow of the Accademia dei Lincei of Rome, the Royal Belgian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Brussels, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences in Amsterdam, and a Corresponding Fellow of the Academy of Athens and the Académie des Sciences Morales et Politques in France. He is a Bencher of Gray’s Inn.

John Bell QC FBA is Professor of Law at the University of Cambridge.

André Janssen is Professor of Private Law at Radboud University, Nijmegen.

Oct 2019   |   9781509933198   |   728pp   |   Hardback   |    RSP: £150  

Discount Price: £120

Order online at www.hartpublishing.co.uk – use the code CV7 at the checkout to get 20% off your order!

 

Form and Substance in the Law of Obligations

Edited by Andrew Robertson and James Goudkamp

This volume explores the relationship between form and substance in the law of obligations. It builds on the rich tradition of legal thought that deploys the concepts of form and substance to inform our understanding of the common law. The essays in this collection offer multiple conceptions of form and substance and cover an array of private law subjects, scholarly approaches and jurisdictions. The collection makes it clear that the interplay between form and substance is a key element of the dynamism that characterises this area of the law.

Andrew Robertson is Professor of Law at the University of Melbourne.

James Goudkamp is Professor of the Law of Obligations at the University of Oxford.

Nov 2019   |   9781509929450   |   504pp   |   Hbk   |    RSP: £95  

Discount Price: £76

Order online at www.hartpublishing.co.uk – use the code CV7 at the checkout to get 20% off your order!

 

Reconceptualising Strict Liability for the Tort of Another

Christine Beuermann

This book adopts a novel approach to resolving the present difficulties experienced by the courts in imposing strict liability for the tort of another. It looks beyond the traditional classifications of ‘vicarious liability’ and ‘liability for breach of a non-delegable duty of care’ and, for the first time, seeks to explain all instances of strict liability for the tort of another in terms of the various relationships in which the courts impose such liability. The book shows that, despite appearances, there is a unifying feature to the various relationships in which the courts currently impose strict liability for the tort of another. That feature is authority. Whenever the courts impose strict liability for the tort of another, the defendant is either vested with authority over the person who committed a tort against the claimant or has vested or conferred a form of authority upon that person in respect of the claimant. This book uses this feature of authority to construct a new expositive framework within which strict liability for the tort of another can be understood.

Christine Beuermann is Lecturer in Law at the University of Newcastle.

Nov 2019   |   9781509917532   |   240pp   |   Hbk   |    RSP: £60  

Discount Price: £48

Order online at www.hartpublishing.co.uk – use the code CV7 at the checkout to get 20% off your order!

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