Since 2002 in all Australian jurisdictions legislative reform has transformed the law of torts. It is no longer a body of unified common law but is an area governed by a diverse array of non-uniform statutes in each Australian jurisdiction. Now in its second edition Australian Principles of Tort Law provides both currency and depth of analysis to the ongoing legal issues in relation to tort law reform legislation as the courts throughout Australia interpret and apply the challenging new legislative provisions. The recent cases on the legislation are fascinating and often intricate as judicial reasoning is applied to create an evolving area of law based increasingly upon personal responsibility. Australian Principles of Tort Law makes this complex area of law accessible to students new to the field and provides commentary and analysis useful to those seeking ongoing engagement and understanding in the area of tort law. The work clarifies a conceptually difficult area of law across all Australian jurisdictions. Excellent ranges of cases (geographical and hierarchical) are discussed together with an explanation of the relevance and applicability of the tort law reform legislation. Stewart and Stuhmcke also detail the impact and importance of the work of the Federal Government Review Panel into negligence (now commonly referred to as the 'Ipp Report') and outlines how the Panel illuminates and explains legislative change. This accessible work makes a fascinating and interesting area of law digestible and relevant. It provides essential reading and guidance on tort law and makes a valuable contribution to scholarship in the field. Its clear and comprehensive style makes it an accessible and interesting book for all those interested in tort law.