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This book provides a guide to the liability of public officials for their advice, statements, and representations in the United Kingdom. It assists practitioners in determining the most appropriate cause of action and how to defend a claim. It examines liability relating to negligent misstatements and misfeasance in public office and advises on when an authority can be sued and the most appropriate forum. Claimant and defendant checklists are provided at the end of each chapter summarizing the conditions for establishing liability or defeating a claim. Case law and statutory material governing each cause of action are set out in detail.