What are the chief torts recognised by English law, and which of them are probably of most concern to shipmasters?

Negligence; liability of occupiers of premises; strict liability; trespass to property; nuisance; defamation; and miscellaneous torts of conspiracy, deceit and injurious falsehood. Of these, negligence and strict liability are probably the torts of most concern to shipmasters (see below).

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