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A Tort law private tutor is a subject-matter specialist who teaches a range of courses and subjects in university law courses. As a university discipline, law is still regarded as a very respectable topic. It's worth its weight in gold on its own. Many law graduates find that their degree qualifies them for work in a variety of fields. This is why many students would seek the help of a law tutor.

A Tort Law private tutor is always eager to educate and share their knowledge and profession in a number of situations, both face to face and online. Our legal professors offer a variety of courses, including the LLB, the Post Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL & PDGL) and the Masters degree in Law (LLM). A law teacher, like the majority of legal firms and practises, would adopt a hybrid working model that allows his pupils to work remotely on days when they are not required to attend lectures, allowing them to maintain a healthy study-life balance.

WHAT IS TORT LAW?

Tort is a civil wrong for which the law provides a remedy in the form of damages. Not every wrong leads to legal responsibility. It is the law of non-criminal wrongs. The term derives from the Latin word tortus meaning ‘tangled’ then transposed into the French meaning 'wrong'. There are two parties involved: The Defendant, i.e. tortfeasor (who causes the wrongful act) and the Claimant i.e. the wronged party (who sustains the injury and is allowed by law to recover the loss). The wrong may be intentional or accidental and it may come from different circumstances where a general duty recognised by law is breached: i.e. a cricket ball breaks the window of a house; a pedestrian is injured by a car; or a newspaper publishes libellous details of the private life of a model.

STUDYING TORT LAW

Tort Law is one of the seven core subjects that the Law Society and the Bar Council deem essential in a qualifying law degree. Therefore, it is vital that a student successfully pass this subject to become a lawyer. Additionally, having knowledge and understanding of Tort Law principles is needed in order to study other law subjects such as Professional Negligence, Employment Law, Commercial, and even if you are studying subjects outside law like a Masters in Business Administration.

PRODUCT LIABILITY 

Product liability is usually regulated by contract law. Nevertheless, there are circumstances in which a manufacturer may be held liable towards the ultimate customer despite the presence of a contract. The leading case on this manner is Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562 that establishes liability for defective product under tort law. A claim in contract might be preferable. Nevertheless, where there is no contract the Claimant has no right to sue the manufacturer due to the privity rules but he may sue for defective products in tort. The law of tort is not subjected to the privity rule. There are two possible actions available for tortious liability for defective product: one in common law and the one under the Consumer Protection Act 1987.

General Principle: The ultimate consumer may sue the manufacturer for defective product, because the final consumer is owed a  duty of care. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562   

 

Facts: Two friends went to a Café and one of the two bought a bottle of ginger beer and ice cream float. Part of the drink was poured over the ice cream that Mrs Donoghue consumed. The rest was poured into a glass by the friend who bought the beer. A decomposed snail came out of the bottle. Mrs Donoghue sued the manufacturer of the beer for shock and gastroenteritis. The problem in law was that she did not have a contract with the seller so she had to bring an action through the law of tort. 

 

Ratio: Neighbour principle test: “You must love your neighbour. You must take reasonable care to avoid acts or omissions which you can reasonably foresee would be likely to injure your neighbour”. Your neighbour is someone “closely and directly affected by my act that I ought reasonably to have in contemplation as being so affected” (Lord Atkin).

 

“the decision in that case [Donoghue v Stevenson] did not depend on the bottle being stoppered and sealed; the essential point in this regard was that the article should reach the consumer or user subject to the same defect as it had when it left the manufacturer.”

Application: The manufacturer owed a duty of care to the ultimate consumer. The absence of a contract between the parties did not exclude the presence of duty of care.

GET A TORT LAW TUTOR

Our Tort Law tutors are seasoned university lecturers who have also been called to the bar. We worked together to construct a book for our students that serves as a comprehensive source of vital knowledge and strives to equip law students with a solid understanding of this topic. Why not employ a Tort Law tutor who has written this book on the essential topics of Tort Law?

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