I am in Bristol to speak in the Torts Section at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference. I’m still not quite sure what I’ll include in my presentation … But the rest of the line-up for the next two days looks excellent:
Session 1: September 13th 11.15 – 12.45 Room 3.301A Roderick Bagshaw (Oxford) ‘Beyond Visions: Drafting a Green Paper for the Future of Tort Law’
1B Matthew Dyson (Cambridge), ‘Lessons and Learning from the Third Restatement’
1C Annette Morris (Cardiff), ‘Compensation Culture Revisited: The Road Traffic Accident Exception’.
Session 2: September 13th 13.45 – 15.15 Room 3.302A Sandy Steel (KCL), ‘ Principles of Probabilistic Liability in Tort’
2B Sarah Fulham-McQuillan (Trinity Dublin), Loss of Chance in Medical Negligence:Hypothetically Probable or Possible?
2C A McKenna (Kent), ‘The new mesothelioma battleground – the issue of Breach?’
Session 3 September 14th 09.30 – 11.00 Room 3.303A Rosemary Tobin (Auckland), ‘Local Authority Liability in Tort to Owners of Defective Buildings: the New Zealand Position – Right or Wrong?’ 3B Tom Cornford (Essex), ‘A Refutation of some Principle-based Arguments against Public Authority Liability’
3C Phillip Morgan (York) ‘Law and the Big Society – time to relook at Charitable Immunity in Tort?’
Session 4 September 14th 11.30 – 13.00 Room 3.304A Paula Giliker (Bristol), ‘Francovich liability and the English law of torts: Has English law tamed the Eurotort?’ 4B Simon Baughen (Bristol), ‘International Law as Tort? The lessons of the ATS experiment’ 4C Eoin Quill (Limerick) ‘Towards An Analytical Methodology In Negligence’