The Law of Product Liability Second edition (Part of the Butterworths Common Law Series)

The Law of Product Liability Second edition (Part of the Butterworths Common Law Series)
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Product liability is a topic of increasing commercial and social importance. This book provides a definitive statement of UK product liability law. Central to this is consideration of the strict liability provisions found in Part 1 of the Consumer Protection Act 1987 and the closely related regulatory rules on product safety. Other aspects include contractual (particularly sale of goods law) and negligence liability, both of which play an important role in product liability litigation. The book also considers the legal aspects of product liability insurance and important procedural matters, such as the possibility for class actions and jurisdiction and choice of law questions.

Fully updated to incorporate the changes since the previous edition, this book is a comprehensive and authoritative exposition of product liability law.

1. Introduction
2. The role of contract law in product liability
3. Negligence
4. Strict liability
5. Causation
6. Jurisdiction
7. Choice of law
8. Group actions
9. The regulation of product safety
10. Insurance


Series Editor: Professor Andrew Grubb, Senior Immigration Judge, Asylum and Immigration Tribunal. General Editor: Geraint Howells, LLB, Barrister, Professor of Law, Lancaster University; Barrister, Gough Square Chambers Contributors: John Birds, LLM, FRSA, Professor of Commercial Law, University of Manchester; Peter Cartwright, LLB, MPhil, PhD, Professor of Consumer Protection Law, School of Law, University of Nottingham; Stuart Dutson, LLB, BBus, PhD, Solicitor, Litigation and arbitration Solicitor, Linklaters, London; James Fawcett, LLB, PhD, Solicitor, Professor of International Comm

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