[A] notable addition to Australian legal literature on a subject of contemporary importance. It is a book that should be in the library of every common lawyer.
The HonMichael H McHugh AC QC in the Foreword to the first edition.
Professional Liability in Australia, 2nd Edition provides readers with a comprehensive and definitive analysis of the law of professional liability in Australia. This work is also a practical guide to prosecuting or defending claims, including examples of statement of claims, defences, interrogatories and a helpful litigation checklist.
Following a chapter on general principles, each chapter explores a different profession, including doctors, solicitors, barristers, accountants and auditors, building professionals, valuers and financial services professionals. The text covers essential topics within each profession, such as: duties owed to clients and third parties; standard of care and skill required; principles of liability; liability for breach of duty; defences available; and damages.
Special features of the second edition include:
|Foreword to the first edition|
|Preface to the first edition|
|Table of cases|
|Table of statutes|
|General principles||p. 1|
|Accountants and auditors||p. 629|
|Building professionals||p. 735|
|Financial services professionals||p. 927|
|The Hippocratic oath||p. 983|
|The Declaration of Geneva||p. 984|
|Statement of claim||p. 985|
|Litigation checklist||p. 990|
|Statement of claim against solicitors and barristers for failing to issue proceedings in time||p. 992|
|Statement of claim against accountants for negligence and breach of contract in giving opinion||p. 995|
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Published: September 2007