Theory of tort law

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

Analysis and evaluation of when tort law imposes liability, with particular reference to the issues specified below:

  • basic understanding of the public policy factors governing the imposition of a duty of care (the Caparo three-part test) in a claim for physical injury to people and damage to property
  • basic understanding of the policy factors governing imposition of liability for pure economic loss and psychiatric injury
  • basic understanding of the factors governing the objective standard of care in an action for negligence
  • basic understanding of the factors governing the grant of an injunction as a remedy, and the way in which conflicting interests are balanced
  • basic understanding of the nature and purpose of vicarious liability.

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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

A Level Law Option A: Contract law