A History of Tort Law 1900–1950 (Cambridge Studies in by Paul Mitchell

By Paul Mitchell

some of the defining good points of the fashionable legislations of tort could be traced to the 1st half the 20th century, yet, beforehand, advancements in that interval have by no means acquired a devoted ancient exam. This publication examines either universal legislation and statutory thoughts, paying specified realization to underlying assumptions in regards to the operation of society, the functionality of tort legislation, and the jobs of these fascinated about felony adjustments. It recovers the criminal and social contexts within which a few landmark judgements got (and which places these judgements in a truly varied mild) and attracts realization to major and suggestive instances that experience fallen into forget. It additionally explores the theoretical debates of the interval in regards to the nature of tort legislation, and divulges the interesting styles of impact and gear at paintings in the back of statutory tasks to reform the law.

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