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Bernadette Richards, Karinne Ludlow, Melissa de Zwart
Publication Date :
1 Oct 2012
Tort Law Principles provides a concise overview of the key concepts and principles of the law of tort. Significant commentary together with supporting cases, problem and tutorial questions, flow charts and tables, all assist the student to further their understanding and assess their knowledge. This edition has been substantially reworked andÂ updated in all areas of tort law with specific focus on the application of the legislative reform of negligence outlined in previous editions, along with a completely re-worked chapter on defamation.Â The discussion of negligence now fully integrates available judicial interpretation of legislative reform as well as clear insight into the similarities and differences between the original common law and subsequent legislative reform.Â Tort Law Principles takes the discussion of Tort Law one step further than other basic texts by providing two new chapters exploring the boundaries of tort law.Â Of significance is the chapter on defamation in the online world.Â This discussion provides insight into the growing impact of social media on human interaction and therefore the law.Â Â The second new chapter considers the outer limits of negligence in the context of medical treatment and provides practical insight into how well established legal concepts can be applied in unique situations.Â Â These two chapters combine to give students an up-to-date application of well established principles they have studied in principle elsewhere in the text.Â It is the must have reference, and will support a clear and solid understanding of the law of tort in Australia. The aim of this book is to provide a comprehensive and accessible textÂ covering the major aspects of family law. Tort Law is a dynamic part of theÂ legal landscape and is ever evolving. It also intersects with other areas of lawÂ and involves many disciplines. An emerging theme in Tort Law is that a thorough appreciation of socialÂ science research is essential. This book stands apart from others because itÂ has a comprehensive chapter on social science which not only summarisesÂ the latest research but also analyses the case law to demonstrate how thisÂ research is used in Tort Law decision making. It also has a chapter touching onÂ international Tort Law, an area of increasing importance. Â The author team brings a unique blend of practice experience and academicÂ expertise, to ensure this text will have a broad appeal to all readers. Students,Â academics, new practitioners, and also more experienced practitioners lookingÂ for a refresher, will all fi nd Tort Law Principles a useful resource.