The Law of Tort in Hong Kong - Third Edition

Author(s): DK Srivastava, Anna Lui, Charu Sharma, Sara Tsui

Law of Tort in Hong Kong aims to explain the legal principles of tort law from a unique local perspective.

Publication Date: August 2014

Publisher: LexisNexis

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Book (Hardback)
HK$ 2,000.00
In Stock ISBN: 9789888231591

The Law of Tort in Hong Kong, first edition, was one of the first local textbooks on tort law. Now in its third edition, it still offers a unique local perspective on tort law, separate to the English common law, as referring to laws of England does not always offer answers to problems unique to Hong Kong.

This book aims to explain the legal principles of the law of tort through the lens of and with particular reference to Hong Kong cases and legislation. Whilst maintaining a focus on Hong Kong’s tort law jurisprudence, references to leading cases from England and other commonwealth jurisdictions on the law of tort are analysed and relevant legislation examined. The authors also discuss Hong Kong socioeconomic developments and suggest options for law reform.

Distinctive of other works from England or elsewhere in the Commonwealth, this book focuses on typical Hong Kong problems such as nuisance, trespass, occupiers' and owners' liability and liability of bank and financial advisers. This core text is of value and interest to lawyers, law lecturers and students.

1 Tortious Liability in General

2 Liability under Statutory Compensation Schemes

3 Reception of the English Law of Torts

4 Intentional and Negligent Torts

5 Trespass to the Person

6 Intentional Infliction of Physical or Mental Harm other than Trespass to the Person

7 Sexual Harassment as a Tort

8 Trespass to Land

9 Trepass to Chattels

10 Conversion

11 Detinue

12 Duty of Care

13 Breach of Duty

14 Causation

15 Defences to Negligence

16 Vicarious Liability

17 Employer's Liability

18 Employer's Liability in Negligence

19 Liability of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (the HKSAR) as an Employer

20 Breach of Statutory Duty

21 Occupiers' Liability

22 Nuisance

23 Rylands v Fletcher

24 Liability for Damage by Animals

25 Defamation

26 Development of Economic Torts

27 The Tort of Unlawful Interference with Trade or Business

28 Malicious Falsehood

29 Intimidation

30 Conspiracy

31 Passing Off

32 Deceit

33 Breach of Confidence

34 Limitation of Actions

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