Edited by Paula Giliker, Professor of Comparative Law, University of Bristol, UK
The Research Handbook on EU Tort Law focuses on the study of the law of tort/delict/non-contractual liability of the European Union and examines the institutional liability of the EU, Francovich liability, and liability arising from a variety of EU secondary legislation (directives/regulations). The impact of EU tort law on national legal systems is wide-ranging, covering areas such as consumer law, competition law, data protection law, employment law, insurance law and financial services law. It also discusses the potential development of a European culture of tort law and harmonisation. This comprehensive Research Handbook contains contributions from leading authors in their field, representing a cross-section of European jurisdictions. It offers an authoritative reference point for academics, students and practitioners studying or working in this field, but one which is also accessible for those approaching the subject for the first time.
The Research Handbook on EU Tort Law critically examines tort liability arising from EU law. It brings together for the first time different elements of EU tort law to provide a comprehensive overview of the institutional liability of the EU, member state liability and liability arising from a variety of EU legislation. Contributors are experts in their field and range from the UK and Ireland to France, Germany, the Netherlands and Hungary.
The impact of EU tort law on national legal systems is wide-ranging. It extends to areas as diverse as consumer law, competition law, data protection law, employment law, insurance law and financial services law. The Research Handbook provides a detailed analysis of these areas of law and considers the extent to which we can now identify an emerging European culture of tort law. It further analyses the impact of proposals to harmonise European tort law and considers the impact of Brexit on EU tort law.
The Research Handbook offers an authoritative reference point for academics, students and practitioners studying or working in EU law, private law and comparative law. Comprehensive and informative, it is also accessible for those approaching the subject for the first time.
‘This Handbook provides both up-to-date knowledge for the practitioner dealing with EU tort law as well as food for thought for academics working on comparative tort law and EU private law. Doubtless, it will fulfil its stated “call to arms” of promoting critical examination of this (newly identified) field of law.’ – Monique Hazelhorst, Common Market Law Review
Contributors: J. Blackie, J. Davey, M. Faure, P. Giliker, M.-P.F. Granger, K. Gutman, J. Knetsch, D. Leczykiewicz, M. Martín-Casals, J. Mulder, L. Niglia, O. Odudu, C. Riefa, S. Saintier, A. Sanchez-Graells, K. Stanton, M. Stauch, F. White