The seventh edition of Focus: Torts is designed to assist students to develop a greater understanding of torts by identifying and explaining the key areas of study. Using a straightforward, structured approach and written in plain English, the authors help demystify even the most complex of legal concepts. The authors extensively cover both common law principles and Australian statutory regimes, providing a detailed account of similarities and differences among all Australian jurisdictions. The text has a particular emphasis on problem-solving, providing the reader with numerous opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and to practise answering legal problem questions. In addition to incorporating recent case law and legislative changes, this new edition has been significantly restructured and includes new chapters on Defamation and an Overview of Negligence. Significant new cases explored in this new edition include: Wallace v Kam (2013), Strong v Woolworths Ltd (t/as Big W) (2012), Amaca Pty Ltd v Booth (2011), Barclay v Penberthy (2012), Hunt & Hunt Lawyers v Mitchell Morgan Nominees Pty Ltd (2013), Bunnings Group Ltd v CHEP Australia (2011).