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Central issues in the law of tort defences

Summers, Andrew ORCID: 0000-0002-4978-7743, Goudkamp, James and Wilmot-Smith, Frederick (2015) Central issues in the law of tort defences. In: Summers, Andrew, Goudkamp, James and Wilmot-Smith, Frederick, (eds.) Defences in Tort. Hart Studies in Private Law: Essays on Defences. Hart Enterprises, Oxford, pp. 3-24. ISBN 9781849465267

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This book is the first part of an investigation into defences in private law. The present volume explores tort law defences. Three further volumes are planned, on unjust enrichment, contract and equity. The chapters that constitute the present volume were delivered at a workshop at All Souls College, Oxford in January 2014. In helping to bring the workshop to fruition, we are grateful, first and foremost, for the support of All Souls College, which provided both the setting for the proceedings and significant financial support. The workshop could not have gone ahead without the further financial assistance of the Oxford Law Faculty and the University of Oxford’s Fell Fund. We were also able to call on several members of the Faculty—both administrative and academic—for guidance. Discussions at the workshop were greatly enriched by the contributions of several observers, including Lord Hoffmann, Timothy Endicott and John Gardner and, on behalf of the Law Commission, Sir David Lloyd-Jones and David Hertzell. Finally, Anna Kim’s patience and efficiency helped immeasurably in the lead up to the workshop. For their assistance in helping to turn the workshop papers into the chapters that feature in this volume, we are grateful to Jodi Gardner, Elizabeth Houghton, Krishnaprasad Kizhakkevalappil, Niranjan Venkatesan and Binesh Hass. We are indebted to Hart Publishing for their editorial assistance, and in particular to Richard Hart for the characteristic enthusiasm and professionalism with which he embraced the project as a whole. Finally, we are grateful to Lord Hoffmann for generously agreeing to write the Foreword.

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