Tort and the tort system: general overview


P Cane and J Goudcamp, Atiyah’s Accidents, Compensation and the Law, (Cambridge University Press, 9th edn, 2018)

C Harlow, Understanding Tort Law (Sweet and Maxwell, 3rd edn, 2005)

C Mitchell, Landmark Cases in the Law of Tort, (Hart, 2016)


J Stapleton, ‘Tort, Insurance and Ideology’, (1995) 58 MLR 820

Considers the influence of insurance on the development of tort law, arguing that its significance may have been overstated.

R. Lee, ‘Old iron: birth defects litigation and the Corby steelworks” reclamation’ (2009) Professional Negligence 174

An account of the background to the Corby Group Litigation v Corby DC case (see Chapter 12) which illustrates the interaction between different causes of action in tort, including negligence, breach of statutory duty and public nuisance.