Review of Tort Law Defences by James Goudkamp

“The subject of defences in tort law is one that has been surprisingly under-explored in torts scholarship – until now. In this very significant and thought-provoking book, James Goudkamp offers a fresh conceptualisation of the law governing tort defences, and does so with a rigour and energy that make the book a challenging yet highly worthwhile study. The author describes the work as a ‘distant descendant’ of his doctoral research at the University of Oxford, and it is clear that painstaking critical reflection underpins the thesis propounded by Goudkamp in this book. It is an invaluable addition to torts scholarship …” (more)

Desmond Ryan on Tort Law Defences by James Goudkamp. Legal Studies Volume 34, Issue 4, pages 743–745, December 2014. DOI: 10.1111/lest.12069. Article first published online: 29 OCT 2014.

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