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Reconceptualising Strict Liability for the Tort of Another by Christine Beuermann. Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2019, 240 pp (£60 hardback). ISBN: 978-1-50-991753-2.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  31 March 2021

Jessica Gracie*
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University of York, York, UK.

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Legal Studies , Volume 41 , Issue 3 , September 2021 , pp. 515 - 518
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References

1 Beuermann, C Reconceptualising Strict Liability for the Tort of Another (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2019)CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

2 Walton, C et al. (eds) Charlesworth and Percy on Negligence (London: Sweet & Maxwell, 14th edn, 2018)Google Scholar [7-01].

3 Ibid, [7-93].

4 Woodland v Essex County Council [2013] UKSC 66, [2014] All ER 482 at [4].

5 Murphy, JJuridical foundations of common law non-delegable duties’ in Neyers, J et al. (eds) Emerging Issues in Tort Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007) p 371Google Scholar.

6 This is evidenced in reference to the appellate judgments involving foster parent relationships, see NA v Nottinghamshire County Council [2015] EWCA Civ 1139, [2016] 2 WLR 1455; Armes v Nottinghamshire County Council [2017] UKSC 60, [2018] 3 WLR 1000.

7 Eg Stevens, R Torts and Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007) p 274CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

8 Lloyd v Grace, Smith & Co [1912] AC 716, [1912] 7 WLUK 87.

9 Eg Various Claimants v Catholic Child Welfare Society and Others [2012] UKSC 56, [2013] All ER 670; Cox v Ministry of Justice [2016] UKSC 10, [2017] All ER 1.

10 Woodland, above n 4.

11 Beuermann, above n 1, pp 24–56; the author also examines the relationship between adjoining landowners in relation to work threatening support or common walls, the relationship between the hospital and patient, and the relationship between occupier and invitee.

12 Authority has previously been considered in relation to the scope of an agent's responsibilities: see Giliker, P Vicarious Liability in Tort, A Comparative Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) pp 109–110CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

13 Atiyah, PS Vicarious Liability in the Law of Torts (London: Butterworths, 1967) pp 171–257Google Scholar.

14 Eg Beuermann, CVicarious liability and conferred authority strict liability’ (2013) 20 TLJ 265Google Scholar.

15 Gray, A Vicarious Liability: Critique and Reform (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2018) pp 166–168CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

16 Beuermann, above n 1, pp 76–78, pp 135–137.

17 Ibid, pp 76–78.

18 Ibid, pp 135–137.

19 Ibid.

20 Ibid, pp 87–92, pp 235–239.

21 Ibid, pp 110–119.

22 Ibid.

23 Ibid, pp 78–79, pp 135–137. For a discussion surrounding the extension of the imposition strict liability for the tort of another to independent contractors see Morgan, JLiability for independent contractors in contract and tort: duties to ensure that care is taken’ (2015) 74 CLJ 109CrossRefGoogle Scholar.

24 Beuermann, above n 1, pp 100–103.

25 Ibid, pp 94–97.

26 Ibid, pp 105–106.

27 Eg Atiyah, above n 13, pp 15–16; this was confirmed by the Supreme Court in Barclays Bank plc v Various Claimants [2020] UKSC 13, [2020] 2 WLR 960.

28 Eg Pimlico Plumbers Ltd v Smith [2018] UKSC 29, [2018] 4 All ER 641; Uber v Aslam [2018] EWCA Civ 2748, [2019] 3 All ER 489; R (on the application of Independent Workers Union of Great Britain) v Central Arbitration Committee [2018] EWHC 1939 (Admin), [2018] 6 WLUK 313; Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain v RooFoods Ltd (t/a Deliveroo) [2017] 11 WLUK 313.

29 Beuermann, above n 1, pp 80–83.

30 Barclays Bank, above n 27.

31 [2018] EWCA Civ 1670, [2018] 7 WLUK 367.

32 Beuermann, above n 1, p 199.

33 Barclays Bank, above n 27, at [28].

34 Beuermann, above n 1, pp 27–57.

35 Atiyah, above n 13, p 12.

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