Civil Law On Natural And Artificial Persons

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Tort is described as that branch of the civil law relating to obligations imposed by the operation of law on natural and artificial persons. Tort enables the person to whom the obligation is owed to pursue a remedy on his own behalf where breach of a relevant norm of conduct infringes his interests to a degree recognised by the law as such an infringement. The law of torts can be broadly divided into two classes - one group dealing with harm caused negligently and the other dealing with harm caused intentionally.
The focus of this essay is limited, though not exclusively, to intentional torts which are then narrowed down to trespass to the person. Trespass to the person requires direct interference with a person’s body or liberty. There are three main forms of trespass to the person, namely battery, assault and false imprisonment. There are also two other forms of actions - Intentional Affliction of Emotional Distress (hereafter I.A.E.D) and the statutory causes of action for harassment provided for in the Protection from Harassment Act 1997. These different causes of action shall be explored and analysed during the course of this paper.
I would discuss the potential liabilities of the parties involved.
Sharon who “repeatedly caressed” the shoulder of her work colleague Simon could be potentially liable for battery. Battery is defined as an intentional act by the defendant which directly causes a physical interference or force on the body of the…
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