THE TORT OF BATTERY

Definition of The Tort of Battery

According to Salmond & Heuston p.125, battery is defined as

“the application of force to the person of another without lawful justification”.

Goff LJ in Collins vs Wilcock states that: Read More…

THE TORT OF ASSAULT

Definitions of The Tort of Assault

There have been various definition proferred for the tort of assault. According to Winfield and Jolowicz p.71, assault is defined as

“an act of the defendant which causes the claimant reasonable apprehension of the infliction of battery on him.”

Gold LJ in Collins vs Wilcock 1984 All ER 374 defines assault as Read More…

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