Written by respected experts, The Law of Torts in Australia remains the book to turn to for in-depth discussion of the issues of this large area of the law. Now in its fifth edition, this book explores the motivations and complexities of tort law from a distinctively Australian perspective.
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  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.
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- 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, College of Law, Australian National University. Francis Trindade - Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University.