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Five Tort Law Cases You Should Know

Updated Friday 3rd November 2017

From the consumption of a Paisley snail, to Katie Hopkins getting in to deep water on Twitter, check out the stories of five extraordinary torts in these short animations.

Donoghue v Stevenson: Concept of Duty of Care in the Tort of Negligence

If you unknowingly consumed a mollusc in a drink you’d expect some big compensation, right? Explore how a Paisley snail gave power to the modern consumer...


Monroe v Hopkins: The Tort of Defamation

Can comments written on a social media site land an individual in trouble with the law? Discover how a series of tweets put Katie Hopkins in hot legal water...


Thompson-Schwab and Another v Costaki and Another: The Tort of Private Nuisance

If the enjoyment of your home is affected by a neighbour’s activities have you got a case for the Tort of Private Nuisance? Yes, might be the obvious answer, but what if the activities are legal but morally offensive to you..? 


Fagan v Commissioner of Metropolitan Police: The Tort of Battery

If you accidentally physically hurt someone is this assault? No, but it could be battery. Here’s how Vincent Fagan committed the act on a police officer... 


Viasystems (Tyneside) Ltd v Thermal Transfer (Northern) Ltd: The Tort of Vicarious Liability

If a worker makes a mistake that causes a lot of damage does liability lie with their employer? What if their employer was subcontracted by another company? Explore how two employers can be liable…

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