What is Tort Law?

What is Tort Law?

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Tort law is a wide field of law that becomes relevant when a person suffers loss or harm due to another person’s actions or failure to act. Unlike contract law, tort law is not based on the terms of a written contract, but on duties outlined in common law and ordinances. Unlike criminal law, tort lawsuits take place between two ordinary people and not between a prosecutor (on behalf of the HKSAR government) and a defendant. Common tort actions involve negligence, personal injury (such as slip and fall injury and employment injury), medical negligence, trespass to person/land, or defamation.


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