A conference entitled The Limits of Liability: Defences in Tort Law  was held in All Souls College on 10 and 11 January 2014. The proceedings of the conference will be published by Hart Publishing in a collection edited by Andrew Dyson, James Goudkamp and Frederick Wilmot-Smith. This conference will be the first in a series of four concerned with defences in private law. Andrew, Fred and James jointly convene the Obligations Discussion Group at Oxford and this series of conferences is a spinoff from that Group.

l-r: Professor David Ibbetson (Cambridge); Dr Simon Douglas (Jesus College, Oxford); Mr Frank McArdle; the Rt Hon Chief Justice Beverely McLachlin PC (Supreme Court of Canada); the Rt Hon Sir David Lloyd Jones PC (Court of Appeal and Law Commission); Mr David Hertzell (Law Commission); Mr Roderick Bagshaw (Magdalen College, Oxford); Dr David Blankfein-Tabachnick (Pennsylvania State University); Professor John Goldberg (Harvard Law School); the Hon Justice James Edelman (Supreme Court of Western Australia); Mr Paul Davies (St Catherine’s College, Oxford); Professor Graham Virgo (Cambridge); Professor Andrew Burrows (All Souls College, Oxford); Mr Lorenz Mayr (University of Passau); Professor Barbara McDonald (University of Sydney); Professor John Gardner (University College, Oxford), Professor Stephen Smith (University of McGill); Mr Donal Nolan (Worcester College, Oxford); Dr Luís Duarte d'Almeida (University of Edinburgh); Professor Robert Stevens (Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford); Dr James Goudkamp (Keble College, Oxford); Mr Andrew Dyson (Corpus Christi College, Oxford); Mr Frederick Wilmot-Smith (All Souls College, Oxford).