McBride and Bagshaw (4th edition) updates on the way

Nick and I have sent some updates to the publishers – so they should be up on the book’s website soon. (If anyone is really impatient, then please send an e-mail to, and explain why you need a copy – electronic only – now. Also always keen to hear about cases that you think we really ought to have covered!) The new updates will cover the following cases:

Tort law recent cases update – September 2012

AXA General Insurance Ltd v The Lord Advocate [2011] UKSC 46

Compensation for pleural plaques – human rights – violation of Article 1 of First Protocol ECHR


BAI (Run Off) Limited v Durham, ‘Employers’ Liability Insurance “Trigger” Litigation’ [2012] UKSC 14

Construction  of  liability  insurance  policies  indemnifying  employer  against  negligence liability for asbestos-related diseases – nature of liability under Fairchild exception


Barr v Biffa Waste Services Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 312

Private nuisance – public interest vs private interest


Chandler v Cape plc [2012] EWCA Civ 525

Negligence – liability of parent company for injuries suffered by employees of subsidiary


Flood v Times Newspapers Ltd [2012] UKSC 11

Defamation – qualified privilege under Reynolds v Times Newspapers


An Informer v A Chief Constable [2012] EWCA Civ 197

Negligence – duty to protect police informant against economic loss


JGE v Trustees of the Portsmouth Roman Catholic Diocesan Trust [2012] EWCA Civ 938

Vicarious liability for acts of non-employees – liability for sexual abuse


Lawrence v Fen Tigers [2012] EWCA Civ 26

Private nuisance – public interest vs private interest


Ministry of Defence v AB [2012] UKSC 9

Limitation of claims in tort – claims for cancer resulting from exposure to nuclear explosion – scope of Fairchild exception


Rabone v Pennine Care NHS Trust [2012] UKSC 2

Human Rights Act 1998 – omissions liability – violation of Article 2 of ECHR – claim by parents of deceased


Turnbull v Warrener [2012] EWCA Civ 412

Animals Act 1971 – liability under s 2(2) – rider falling off galloping horse – voluntary acceptance of risk


Weddall v Barchester Health Care, Wallbank v Fox Designs Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 25

Vicarious liability – liability for assault – course of employment


Woodland v Essex County Council [2012] EWCA Civ 239

Negligence – non-delegable duty of care – duty owed by school authority to children taking swimming lessons off premises


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