New Book: Giliker, 'Vicarious liability in tort: A comparative perspective'
5 November 2010
Paula Giliker, Professor of Comparative Law in the School of Law has published a new book, 'Vicarious liability in tort: A comparative perspective', with Cambridge University Press.
Using her considerable experience as a comparative tort lawyer, Paula Giliker examines the principle of vicarious liability (or, to a civil lawyer, liability for the acts of others) in England and Wales, Australia, Canada, France and Germany, and with reference to legal systems in countries such as the United States, New Zealand and Spain. She takes the view that in our modern global economy, we are unlikely to understand its meaning and rationale through study of one legal system alone and uses comparative analysis to both analyse the current state of the law and suggest how it could be improved.
Features of the Book
- Analyses and explains a controversial area of tort law, being a principle of strict liability in a subject dominated by concepts of fault-based liability
- Provides access to law not only in other common law systems, but also other European systems
- Chapter on European private law and the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) is the first study of its implications for vicarious liability from a leading comparative lawyer
- Suggests a number of much needed reforms