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Australian Principles of Tort Law : Australian Principles - Pam Stewart

Australian Principles of Tort Law

Australian Principles


Published: 9th February 2012
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Now in its third edition Australian Principles of Tort Law continues to provide currency, depth of analysis, and clear instruction as to how to approach this challenging area of law. This edition incorporates the latest materials and includes observations as to the scope and content of the growing body of legal interpretation of the tort law reform legislation across all jurisdictions, as courts throughout Australia interpret and apply the challenging legislative provisions.

Stewart and Stuhmcke succeed in clarifying a conceptually difficult area of law across all Australian jurisdictions. They discuss an excellent range of cases (geographical and hierarchical), explain the relevance and applicability of the tort law reform legislation, and detail the impact and importance of the 'Ipp Report'.

Reviews of previous edition The text carefully goes through the principles and cases on torts to the person, actions on the case for physical injuries and nervous shock, trespass to land, torts relating to goods, defences to intentional torts, negligence and duty of care, breach of duty, causation, remoteness of damage, defences to negligence, the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002, Personal Liability of criminals, Good Samaritans and apologists, atypical plaintiffs, pure economic loss, liability of statutory authorities, breach of statutory duty, vicarious liability and non-delegable duties, nuisance, remedies and contribution amongst tortfeasors. - Jane Grace, Principal Lawyer, Ethos, ACT Law Society, June 2009

Introduction to the law of tortsThe nature of intentional tortsIntentional torts to the personActions on the cases for physical injuries or nervous shockTrespass to landIntentional torts relating to goodsDefences to intentional tortsIntroduction to negligence and duty of careBreach of dutyScope of liability: CausationScope of liability: Remoteness of damageProofDefences to negligence: contributory negligence, voluntary assumption of risk and statutory defencesThe Framework of the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002Personal liability of criminals, volunteers, good samaritans and apologistsAtypical plaintiffs and specific duty issuesNegligently caused pure economic lossLiability of statutory authorities in NegligenceThe Tort of Breach of statutory dutyVicarious liability and non-delegable dutiesNuisanceRemediesDeathContribution among Tortfeasors

ISBN: 9781862878549
ISBN-10: 1862878544
Series: Australian Principles
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 720
Published: 9th February 2012
Publisher: Federation Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.6 x 17.4  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.88
Edition Number: 3