COMPARATIVE TORTS: DISCUSSION AROUND MARKESINIS’S GERMAN LAW OF TORTS BY B.S. MARKESINIS, J. BELL AND A. JANSSEN – Report

On 29th and 30th March 2021, the British Association of Comparative Law organised two webinars entitled respectively Comparative Torts: Liability for Emerging Technologies and Comparative Torts: Liability for Ecological Harm. The 2019 fifth edition of Markesinis’ magisterial German Law of Torts (1986), by John Bell and André Janssen, is an ideal and indispensable source of … Continue reading COMPARATIVE TORTS: DISCUSSION AROUND MARKESINIS’S GERMAN LAW OF TORTS BY B.S. MARKESINIS, J. BELL AND A. JANSSEN – Report

Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World, by Paula Giliker

Vicarious liability, that is strict liability imposed on one party for the torts of another, remains controversial.  If the role of tort law is to make one party accountable to another for his or her wrongful and harmful behaviour, why should one party (usually an employer) be held strictly liable for the torts of another … Continue reading Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World, by Paula Giliker

Codification, Consolidation, Restatement? How Best to Systemise the Modern Law of Tort, by Paula Giliker

Tort law (or la responsabilité extra-contractuelle, Delikt, la responsabilidad extracontractual … in civil law) represents a dynamic part of private law. In setting out rules of fault and strict liability, tort law is expected to respond to social and economic change. This requires it to reflect social mores and be flexible enough to respond to innovation (for … Continue reading Codification, Consolidation, Restatement? How Best to Systemise the Modern Law of Tort, by Paula Giliker

Comparative Torts: Discussion around Markesinis’s German Law of Torts by B.S. Markesinis, J. Bell and A. Janssen

The British Association of Comparative Law warmly invites you to two webinars on Comparative Torts: Liability for Emerging Technologies and Comparative Torts: Liability for Ecological Harm on 29th and 30th March 2021. The 2019 fifth edition of Markesinis’ magisterial German Law of Torts (1986), by John Bell and André Janssen, is an ideal and indispensable … Continue reading Comparative Torts: Discussion around Markesinis’s German Law of Torts by B.S. Markesinis, J. Bell and A. Janssen

Serial Health Risks and Civil Liability: A Comparative Study of French and English Law, by Emmanuelle Lemaire

Abstract Serial health risks are increasing in occurrence and have the capacity to affect large numbers of people living in different countries. Thalidomide, contaminated blood, Diethylstilboestrol (DES), asbestos and Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) are among some of the most well-known examples of serial health risks damaging human lives, but the recent Covid-19 outbreak reminds us … Continue reading Serial Health Risks and Civil Liability: A Comparative Study of French and English Law, by Emmanuelle Lemaire

Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell

The Centre for European Legal Studies (Cambridge) kindly sponsored a Comparative law workshop in honour of John Bell, who is retiring in September 2019. The workshop, which was organised by Dr Turenne, was a small gathering of colleagues and former students from Australia, Chile, France, the Netherlands, the USA in addition to colleagues and former … Continue reading Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell

Understanding Vicarious Liability in Tort – The value of a comparative perspective

In this blog, I will discuss two recent publications which address comparatively the doctrine of vicarious liability in tort and demonstrate the value of a comparative perspective in this field.  Vicarious liability is a rule of responsibility which is found across the common law of tort and typically renders an employer strictly liable for the … Continue reading Understanding Vicarious Liability in Tort – The value of a comparative perspective

Editing a Handbook on European Union Tort Law – Brexit, Language and Deadlines

October 2017 marked the publication of the Edward Elgar Research Handbook on EU Tort Law.  This is part of the series of Research Handbooks in European Law published by leading Law publishing house, Edward Elgar, which offer authoritative reference points for academics, students, and practitioners studying or working in EU law, private law and comparative … Continue reading Editing a Handbook on European Union Tort Law – Brexit, Language and Deadlines