Delictual Liability (5ed)
Delictual Liability is a highly respected account of the principles of delict in Scots law and is the standard introductory textbook on the subject. Professor Thomson provides a clear and coherent explanation of this notoriously difficult area of law, illustrated by many examples.
The fifth edition of this extremely popular text has been updated throughout, taking account of the treatment of the Damages (Scotland) Act 2011 and major revisions in the areas of unlawful imprisonment; misrepresentation; causation; vicarious liability and defamation.
PART I INTENTIONAL DELICTS 1. Intentional wrongs in respect of persons and property 2. The economic wrongs and fraud
PART II UNINTENTIONAL DELICT - GENERAL PRINCIPLES OF LIABILITY 3. The duty of care 4. Duty of care as a threshold device 5 Breach of a duty of care 6. Causation and related issues
PART III DELICTUAL LIABILITY IN SPECIFIC SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC CONTEXTSIntroduction 7. Professional liability 8. Product liability 9. Delictual liability for animals 10. Delictual liability arising from ownership or occupation of property 11. Breach of statutory duty and public law issues 12. Employers' liability and vicarious liability 13. Delict and the family 14. Delict and road traffic 15. Defamation and verbal injury
PART IV DAMAGES 16. Damages
Professor Joe Thomson was Regius Professor of Law at the University of Glasgow and Commissioner at the Scottish Law Commission.