Torts: The Laws of Australia 3e - Book
Edition 3rd Edition
Publication Date 4 Jul 2016
OverviewTorts â€“ The Laws of AustraliaÂ Third Edition is a comprehensive and highly accessible introduction to the law of torts. It gathers experts in the field to provide a thorough and informed analysis of the key principles, grouped into topics including: interactions of tort and contract law; negligence; occupiersâ€™ liability; product liability; breach of statutory duty; strict liability; nuisance; trespass and intentional torts; defences; damages; and concurrent torts. This third edition explores the impact of common law reform in the area of torts in the last ten years, including pivotal cases such asÂ Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corp Strata Plan 61288Â  HCA 36 and changes to the law of occupiersâ€™ liability underÂ Strong v Woolworths LtdÂ  HCA 5. It also covers changes to breach of statutory duty, as reformed by theÂ Work Health and Safety Act 2011Â (Cth). The material in this book is also published as Title 33 â€œTortsâ€ ofÂ The Laws of AustraliaÂ legal encyclopaedia and retains its easy-to-read style. Â Each paragraph opens with a proposition that encapsulates the relevant legal principle, followed by text analysing complexities, nuances and developments in the law. This work provides an excellent introduction to tort law and is the ideal launching point for further research. Torts â€“ The Laws of AustraliaÂ Third Edition is produced under the editorial guidance of Dr Paul Vout, Barrister at the Victorian Bar and former associate to the Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG. Dr Vout is also the editor and co-author ofÂ Unconscionable Conduct â€“ The Laws of AustraliaÂ and has reported decisions of the High Court of Australia for the Commonwealth Law Reports since 2002.