Defences - tort

This topic forms part of the tort law unit and counts towards the A level award.

  • Contributory negligence.
  • Consent (volenti non fit injuria).
  • Defences specific to private nuisance and the rule in Rylands v Fletcher.

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Volenti Non Fit Injuria


Contributory Negligence


Law Reform (Contributory Negligence) Act 1945


Act of a Stranger


Act of God

Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA A Level Law 7162 from 2017 course

A Level Law: The nature of law and the English legal system.

A Level Law: Criminal law

A Level Law: Tort

A Level Law Option B: Human rights

View the A Level Law Option B: Human rights unit in more detail.

A Level Law Option A: Contract law