Textbooks explain the fundamentals of the law. Tort books are found in the Law Area on the Ground Floor of the Hockney Building. The class number is 346.03. Recommended textbooks include Tort Law by Elliott & Quinn, Tort by Giliker, Tort Law by McBride & Bagshaw and Law of Tort by Cooke (some also available as e-books).
Case books explain the law through a selection of the key cases of the subject, illustrating legal principles and how decisions are made. The key casebooks for tort are Weir, Casebook on Torts, Lunney Tort Law: Text and Materials, Hepple and Matthews' tort: cases and materials and Kidner, Casebook on Torts.
Further Reading / Advanced Books: These provide information at a more advanced level and will be useful as you become familiar with the subject. Titles include Murphy, Street on Torts, Markesinis and Deakin’s Tort Law and Rogers, Winfield & Jolwicz on Tort.
Reference Books cannot be taken out of the Library. These include statute books which list the key legislation in a subject, and Practitioner texts which provide detailed, authoritative statements of the law for use by professionals. The Law Library reference collection includesBlackstone's statutes on contract, tort & restitution and the key practitioner text Clerk & Lindsell on torts.
Case reports: Most of Tort law is to be found in reported cases, so it is very important that you consult the full text of key cases and don’t just rely on summaries in textbooks. Law Reports publish the key cases in all aspects of law including Contact Law, in bound volumes arranged by year. Hockney Library holds theAll England Law Reports; and the historical set of reports The English Reports are in the Moot court. All these, plus the main set of law reports called The Law Reports, and for specialist reports, are available via LexisLibrary or Westlaw.
Journals and Newspapers: Journals provide commentary on cases, and advanced discussion of legal issues. They are published weekly, monthly or quarterly, and the majority are now available online. Recommended titles include Cambridge Law Journal, Law Quarterly Review, Modern Law Review and New Law Journal.
Electronic Databases: These provide access to the full text of journal articles, law reports and legislation. You will be expected to start using these early on, so there are guides and tutorials available on the Law Resources Moodle page. You should try to become familiar in particular with LexisLibrary andWestlaw UK.