The Law of Torts Made Simple

Learn the law of torts with the help of examples, case illustrations and easy to understand explanations of the topics.


What you’ll learn

  • Learn and understand crucial concepts of the law of torts.
  • Have a strong foundation in the law of torts and know how to develop further knowledge and understanding in this area of law.
  • Answer exam questions confidently including any problem questions based on different scenarios.
  • Apply the legal concepts on real life case situations.
  • Become highly confident in analysing and solving the real life case scenarios.
  • Understand how the law of torts work in practice.

Course Content

  • Introduction to the Course –> 1 lecture • 1min.
  • Tort: Meaning, Elements & Comparison with ‘Crime’ and ‘Contract’ –> 4 lectures • 14min.
  • Torts and their ‘Actionability’ –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Maxims of Tort –> 2 lectures • 8min.
  • Aims of the Law of Tort –> 1 lecture • 4min.
  • Trespass to the Person –> 3 lectures • 9min.
  • Trespass to Land –> 3 lectures • 7min.
  • Private Nuisance –> 4 lectures • 26min.
  • Rule in Rylands v Fletcher –> 2 lectures • 7min.
  • Remedies –> 5 lectures • 20min.
  • Tort of Defamation –> 3 lectures • 9min.
  • Negligence: The Duty of Care –> 4 lectures • 21min.
  • Negligence: Breach of the Duty of Care –> 4 lectures • 17min.
  • Negligence: Causation of Damage –> 3 lectures • 18min.
  • Negligence: Defences to Negligence –> 3 lectures • 16min.
  • Negligence: Pure Economic Loss –> 5 lectures • 18min.
  • Negligence: Psychiatric Harm –> 5 lectures • 11min.
  • Employer’s Liability –> 3 lectures • 11min.
  • Occupier’s Liability: Visitors –> 7 lectures • 12min.
  • Occupier’s Liability: Trespassers –> 6 lectures • 7min.
  • Product Liability –> 4 lectures • 8min.

The Law of Torts Made Simple


  • An interest in the law of torts and a positive attitude!.



UK Supreme Court has issued an awaited judgment in the case of Robinson (Appellant) v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (Respondent) [2018] UKSC 4 On appeal from: [2014] EWCA Civ 15.  The case changes the law of negligence.  This case and other crucial cases will be added to my existing law of tort course. PLEASE SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT PAGE FOR FURTHER DETAILS AND SUMMARY OF THE CASE.

What do students say about this course?

* “This has been very helpful to clarify my understanding of the law of Tort in an easy way. I strongly recommend this course to any students struggling with the law of tort”.

** “I was pleasantly surprised with the contents of the course. It covers all the necessary topics. Thank you Law Academy Online, it helped me to clarify my understanding of the law of tort very well.”

*** “The course is exactly what it says on the tin. I doubt that you will need any other book once you have gone through this course. Very helpful and highly recommended!”

This new August 2016 course is being offered at a time when most of the law students around the world are going to start their new academic year.

The course has been designed in such a way that even if you are
completely new to the law of torts you will be able to grasp its concepts and feel
highly confident in analysing and applying the law of torts on related

If you are currently undertaking or about to undertake
undergraduate law course, this course is for you.  The undergraduate courses include, among
others, LLB in any Common Law jurisdiction anywhere in the world,
LLB under University of London International Programme, Graduate Diploma
in Law and Common Professional Examination.   Non-law students
can also get a taste of what it is like studying the law subjects and what
do you expect to learn in a law degree.

The course is designed by Tufail Hussain.  Tufail Hussain is a Barrister and holds LL.B.
(Hons) and LL.M in Corporate and Business Law.
Tufail Hussain is also a winner of 2009 University of Law Birmingham
(UK) Annual Students’ Advocacy Competition.
Tufail holds a strong passion for teaching and tutoring and has tutored
law students for over 5 years.  He also
holds a certificate in delivering learning from the UK.

Each and every topic has been explained in light of the examples and case
illustrations which will help you understand how courts apply the law in
different cases and how the court’s mind works.  This will not only keep the study of this
course interesting and engaging but also gives a sound foundation of the law of torts at this early
stage of your legal career.

You will note that the subject of ‘Negligence’ (carelessness in ordinary language) holds a centre
stage in the law of torts.  This course
dedicates complete six sections to discuss each element of the tort of Negligence
separately and in easily digestible chunks.

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