Street on Torts

Sixteenth Edition

Christian Witting

Street on Torts

Sixteenth Edition

Christian Witting






12 Aug 2021




$89.95 AUD

$101.99 NZD

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Street on Torts provides an insightful and thorough treatment of tort law with a focus on key concepts and clear explanations. Alongside perceptive coverage of the key principles of tort law, succinct case extracts and accompanying analyses allow students to consider the law in context and understand how it is applied in practice.

Digital formats and resources:
The sixteenth edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support:

This book is accompanied by "" online resources, including:
- Answer guidance for each of the problem questions in the book
- An additional chapter on animal torts
- Bi-annual updates to keep students up to date on the latest key developments in tort law
- Self-test questions on key topics, with feedback, giving students the opportunity to test their learning


Part I. Introduction
1: Overview of tort law
Part II. Negligent Invasions of Personal, Property, and Financial Interests
2: Duty of care I: foundational principles
3: Duty of care II: bodily injury and psychiatric illness
4: Duty of care III: property damage and purely financial losses
5: Duty of care IV: public authorities
6: Breach of duty
7: Causation and remoteness
8: Defences to negligence
9: Liability for defective premises and structures
Part III. Intentional Invasions of Interests in the Person and Property
10: Trespass to the person and related torts
11: Wrongful interference with goods
12: Trespass to land
13: Defences to intentional torts against the person or property
Part IV. Misrepresentation-based and 'Economic' Torts
14: False representations
15: The general economic torts
Part V. Torts Involving Strict or Stricter Liability
16: Product liability
17: Nuisance
18: The rule in Rylands v Fletcher
19: Breach of statutory duty
Part VI. Interests in Reputation: Defamation
20: Defamation: foundational principles
21: Defences and remedies in defamation
Part VII. Privacy
22: Privacy actions in tort
Part VIII. Misuse of Process and Public Powers
23: Misuse of process and public powers
Part IX. Parties and Remedies
24: Vicarious liability
25: Capacity and parties
26: Remedies


Christian Witting , Professor of Law, National University of Singapore

Christian Witting is Professor of Law at the National University of Singapore and is a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Previously he held chairs in law at Durham University and Queen Mary University of London. Professor Witting's books and papers have been cited in the United Kingdom Supreme Court, Supreme Court of Canada, Supreme Court of Appeal of South Africa, High Court of Australia, Federal Court of Australia, Singapore Court of Appeal, New Zealand High Court, and other appellate courts.