The Law of Torts in Australia

Fifth Edition

Kit Barker, Peter Cane, Mark Lunney, Francis Trindade

The Law of Torts in Australia

Fifth Edition

Kit Barker, Peter Cane, Mark Lunney, Francis Trindade

ISBN:

9780195572391

Binding:

Paperback

Published:

21 Dec 2011

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Description

The Law of Torts in Australia, Fifth Edition, remains the book to turn to for authoritative and comprehensive discussion of tort law from a distinctively Australian perspective.

NEW TO THIS EDITION

  • Content has been restructured and navigation improved to make this a more student-friendly text;
  • Discussion of the major amendment of the Trade Practices Act 1974, which produced the Competition and Consumer Act 2010 and the Australian Consumer Law, is included;
  • Chapters 2, 3 and 4 have been extensively reorganised and rewritten to focus on the key elements of the torts discussed, including greater emphasis on explaining the mental element required for torts that are frequently referred to as ‘intentional’;
  • Chapter 6, on the protection of pure economic interests, now reflects important, recent changes in how some of the economic torts have come to be understood judicially in the wake of the House of Lords decision in OBG v Allan [2007] UKHL 21;
  • Chapter 7, on the law of defamation and privacy, has been substantially reworked and rewritten to include new material that post-dates the coming into force of Australia’s Uniform Defamation Legislation and recent law reform proposals in relation to privacy law;
  • Separate chapters on duty of care in negligence, and causation and remoteness of damage have been reinstated, and the discussion of economic loss in the duty of care chapter has been radically reorganised and significantly rewritten.

Contents

Table of cases

Table of statutes

1. Introduction: Torts and Tort Law

2. Interference with the Person

3. Interference with Goods

4. Interference with Land

5. Nuisance

6. Interference with Pure Economic Interests

7. Defamation and Invasion of Privacy

8. Negligence: Negligent Conduct
9. Negligence and the Scope of the Obligation to Take Care: Duty of Care

10. Negligence and the Scope of the Obligation to Take Care: Causation and Consequences

11. Negligence: Two Applications

12. Defences to Torts Involving Negligence

13. Product Liability

14. Liability for Animals

15. Breach of Statutory Duty

16. Damages

17. Vicarious Liability

18. Multiple Tortfeasors: Liability and Contribution

19. Limitation of Actions

Index

Authors

Kit Barker - Associate Professor, Associate Dean (Research), TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland.
Peter Cane - Professor, Director of Research, ANU College of Law, The Australian National University.
Mark Lunney - Professor in the Faculty of the Professions, School of Law, University of New England
Francis Trindade - Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University.