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The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann


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1. Introductory Remarks and the Law of Evidence Colin Tapper 2. Responsibility for Harm to Others: A Brief Survey Tony Honore 3. But for Lord Hoffmann, How Would the Causal Inquiry in Negligence Look? Sarah Green 4. A Long, Hard Look at Gray v Thames Trains Ltd James Goudkamp 5. Lord Hoffmann and the Economic Torts Roderick Bagshaw 6. Salvaging of the Law of Torts Robert Stevens 7. Are Human Rights Culturally Determined? A Riposte to Lord Hoffmann Sandra Fredman 8. Lord Hoffmann and Public Law: TV Dinner or Dining at the Savoy? Alison L Young 9. A Trump Card Which Sometimes Wins: Lord Hoffmann, Free Speech and the Media Jacob Rowbottom 10. Lord Hoffmann and Purposive Interpretation in Intellectual Property Law Justine Pila 11. Lord Hoffmann and the Law of Employment: The Notorious Episode of Johnson v Unisys Ltd Alan Bogg and Hugh Collins 12. The Meaning of Commercial Contracts Paul S Davies 13. Tangling in the Undergrowth Francis Reynolds 14. Lord Hoffmann and Remoteness in Contract Andrew Burrows 15. Lord Hoffmann, Tax Law and Principles Judith Freedman 16. Retrospective Mistakes of Law Frederick Wilmot-Smith 17. The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann in Property Law Roger Smith 18. Proprietary Estoppel: The Importance of Looking Back Ben McFarlane 19. Corporate Attribution and the Lessons of Meridian Jennifer Payne

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Paul S Davies is an Associate Professor in Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford. Justine Pila is University Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law and a Fellow of St Catherine's College, Oxford. She is also a Research Fellow of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law.


This is a very readable is fascinating to read of the impact Lord Hoffman's decisions have [had on] such a wide area of the law. -- Sheriff Frank R Crowe * Journal of Law Society of Scotland *
The Jurisprudence of Lord Hoffmann is therefore to be highly recommended, both as fascinating book and as a testament to the work of a very great lawyer -- Margaret Fordham * Singapore Journal of Legal Studies *
With the debates lively, relevant and current, there is something here for every lawyer. What is more, the book gives a clear impression of the 'contextual', 'sensible', 'principled' approach Lord Hoffmann brought to these cases. -- Sally Azami * Law Society Gazette *
There will be something of interest to legal academics working in any field and every reputable law library should stock a copy of this superb book. -- Craig Purshouse * Journal of Professional Negligence *

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