Tort Law (The Elliott & Quinn Series) by Catherine Elliott

By Catherine Elliott

Elliott and Quinn's Tort legislations clarifies the fundamental suggestions in the back of the legislations, making it more uncomplicated for college kids to appreciate and follow the felony ideas. The ebook units each one tort in its social context to clarify while and why claims will be introduced, after which presents a transparent clarification of the principles in relation to each one tort. every one bankruptcy comprises dialogue of issues of the present legislation, supporting scholars to improve a serious and analytical strategy. via connection with topical circumstances and matters, the authors exhibit that tort legislations is a fascinating and suitable to modern-day society.

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The Commission concluded that if measures were put in place to address these issues, fewer legal cases might be brought. A further report was produced in 2003 by the Chief Medical Officer, Liam Donaldson. In Making Amends, he too recommended the creation of a new scheme for NHS complaints, which would make it easier to get not just compensation, but also acknowledgement of mistakes, and care and rehabilition to deal with the results of the medical negligence. The emphasis in the report was on creating a system in which, instead of the patient having to prove fault, and the NHS attempting to fight claims, NHS staff would be encouraged to admit mistakes, and the organisation would take responsibility for improving practice by learning from such mistakes.

It was passed in November 2006, and the government then began consulting with interested parties before deciding on the details of how the scheme will work. QXD 4/28/09 8:59 AM Page 11 Alternative methods of compensation for personal injury At the time of writing, no more details had been issued, though it was expected that the scheme would be put in place during 2009. ● Special funds Highly publicised accidents involving large numbers of victims, such as the sinking of the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry off Zeebrugge and the King’s Cross underground fire, sometimes result in the setting up of special funds to compensate the victims.

2(4)(b) 167 s. 2(5) 169 s. 2(6) 164 s. 5(1) 168 Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 93, 124, 162–164, 166, 167, 170–178, 426 s. 1(3) 171 s. 1(5) 175 s. 1(6) 174 s. 2 170 Sex Discrimination Act 1975 205 s. 66(1) 212 Slander of Women Act 1891– s. 1 233 Social Security (Recovery of Benefits) Act 1997 404 Supreme Court Act 1981– 402, 424, 426 s. 37 412 Parliamentary Papers Act 1840– s. 1 238 Partnership Act 1980 380 Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 325, 344 s. 17 344 Prosecution of Offenders Act 1985 206, 207 Protection from Harassment Act 1997 154, 290, 329–334, 350, 384 s.

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