Stephen Walmsley, Ben Zipser, Alister Abadee, Gregory Sirtes
Publication Date :
25 Nov 2015
Professional Liability in Australia, Third Edition provides readers with a comprehensive and definitive analysis of the law of professional liability in Australia, bringing together the law for a range of different professions. Following a discussion of general principles, each chapter explores the issues as they relate to doctors, solicitors, barristers, accountants and auditors, building professionals, valuers and financial services professionals.Â The issues essential to each profession are discussed, such as: duties owed to clients and third parties (in statute and in general law); standard of care and skill required; principles of liability; liability for breach of duty; defences available; and damages and other remedies. New developments incorporated in the Third Edition include: a significantly increased number of superior court decisions concerning provisions of the civil liability Acts, relevant to professional liability claims; the impact of proportionate liability schemes on professional liability claims; the introduction of theÂ Legal Profession Uniform Law; the introduction of theÂ Health Practitioner Regulation National Law; the introduction of theÂ Australian Consumer Law; fresh coverage of all aspects of the liability of financial services professionals; and recent decisions relating to the admissibility and use of expert opinion evidence applicable to claims against professionals. Professional Liability in Australia, Third Edition is an essential resource when prosecuting or defending professional liability claims.