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About tortox

Teaches and researches tort law in Oxford, UK.

Harassment for the Purpose of Preventing or Detecting Crime: Hayes v. Willoughby [2013] UKSC 17

“Harassment“ is, according to Lord Sumption (with whom Lord Neuberger and Lord Wilson agreed), “an ordinary English word with a well understood meaning”, which is, he continues, “a persistent and deliberate course of unreasonable and oppressive conduct, targeted at another … Continue reading

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A Secondary Psychiatric Victim of a Delayed Crisis: Taylor v. A. Novo Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 194

In Taylor v. A. Novo Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 194, the claimant, Ms Crystal Taylor, developed post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after witnessing her mother’s sudden collapse and death as a result of deep vein thrombosis and consequent pulmonary emboli (blood … Continue reading

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Vicarious Liability for Sexual Abuse – The Supreme Court Clarifies Three Key Points

The Catholic Welfare Society v Various Claimants (FC) [2012] UKSC 56   (This post attempts to summarise the main points of decision in the case. It does not offer an evaluation of the decision.)   In this case the Supreme … Continue reading

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Negligence of the Ministry of Defence in the Procurement of Equipment and the Training of Military Personnel.

Smith v Ministry of Defence; Redpath v Ministry of Defence; Ellis v Ministry of Defence; Ministry of Defence v Albutt, Twiddy and Julien [2012] EWCA Civ 1365 This note discusses two groups of claims which have been brought against the … Continue reading

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Torts Section – Society of Legal Scholars – Bristol

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 … Continue reading

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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 rodbagshaw@gmail.com, and explain why you need a copy … Continue reading

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