This is a thorough account of the law on the negligence liability of public authorities, providing practical guidance as well as a clear analysis of this developing area of law. Divided into two Parts, the first part focuses on the extent to which the public nature of a defendant affects civil liability and the principles that govern and limit that liability. Part two considers the law as it impacts upon specific areas of public authorities' activities. This is an invaluable resource for barristers and solicitors specializing in public law, professional negligence, local government law, or specific areas such as education, healthcare, housing, and civil actions against the police and for lawyers employed by local authorities, regulators, and those professionals involved in the delivery of the service of public authorities.
Publisher: Oxford University Press