Tort in UK Law
Challenging Orthodoxy in Tort Litigation
A post from the TortsProf blog brings news of an apparently interesting new book on torts. The introduction starts as follows: “From Hart Publishing comes a new torts book and a discount for our re...
UKSC: Damages in tort + surrogacy costs
A third tort decision of the UK Supreme Court this week was that of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX  UKSC 14, available on BAILII. The claim arose from the negligent reporting of cervical...
UK Supreme Court confirms test for joint liability in tort
In a case concerned with an environmental protest, the UK Supreme Court has provided clarity on the test for joint liability in IP infringement (and indeed in all tort cases). In Sea Shepherd UK...
The Increasing Intersection of Criminal Law and Tort Law
A significant topic for at least the next decade will be the interesection of criminal law, tort law and civil law (including the law on punitive damages). The issue is growing in prominence for ma...
- AI And Tort Negligence (Video)
Supreme Court takes expansive view of English court jurisdiction for tort claims
The Supreme Court has considered the meaning of the word “damage” in the tort jurisdiction gateway contained in the Civil Procedure Rules, which permits service of English proceedings in tort on a ...
Family breeds contempt: the expansion of the tort of conspiracy by unlawful means
The recent Court of Appeal decision in the long line of Ablyazov cases (Khrapunov v JSC BTA Bank1) has given contempt of court extra steel – being in contempt can constitute "unlawful means" in a t...
UK Court Confirms Privacy Tort And Addresses Meaning Of Personal Information
On January 16, 2014, the English High Court of Justice issued reasons in Vidal-Hall v. Google Inc. relating to an appeal of a Master’s decision to allow Google to be served outside of the jurisdict...
Blog: What States Should Know About the Civil Tort of Bribery
Who can be sued? A civil claim for bribery can usually be made against the bribe-payer and the bribe-recipient. When does it apply? The tort of bribery is founded on the legal relationship ...
Mass Tort Battles Ahead – New Thinking and Arguments, UK Report Endorses Litigation Funding, and Phillip Morris Hires David Bernick from K & E
I’m setting aside James Hardie and Australia for a few days. News on Friday provides a great springboard for some comments in the same general area of what’s new in mass tort resolution thinking, a...
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