The Law of Tort

Module code: LW2410

During this module you'll be focusing on civil remedies for wrongs committed by others which have led to certain types of harm. You'll exercise your analytical skills by looking at problem based scenarios, discussing what issues could arise from them, and if they would be liable in the law of tort. You'll also critically evaluate the legal principles that make up the law of tort itself.

Topics covered

  • The Tort of Negligence
  • The Tort of Private Nuisance and rule in Rylands v Fletcher
  • The Tort of Defamation
  • Tort Law and the Protection of Privacy
  • The Trespass to the Person Torts and rule in Wilkinson v Downton

Learning 

  • 39 hours of lectures
  • 6 hours of tutorials
  • 255 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay, 2,000 words (25%)
  • Examination, 2¼ hours (75%)