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The Law of Torts in Australia

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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
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The aim of the fifth edition of The Law of Torts in Australia, like that of the previous four, is to provide a distinctively Australian account of the most important parts of tort law, primarily for use by students. This edition is the most comprehensive offering; it goes into more depth than other texts, and explores motivations and complexities behind the principles of tort law, whilst challenging students to think critically about the law.
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, College of Law, Australian National University. Francis Trindade - Emeritus Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University.
PREFACE ; TABLE OF CASES ; TABLE OF STATUTES ; INDEX
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.  
Comprehensive: Gives underlying issues more depth, with more exploration of motivations & complexities.
Integrated discussion of defences and damages in chapters on Intentional Interferences with the Person, Land and Goods.
Up-to-date discussion and analysis of legislative reforms to negligence law, including damages, defences, proportionate liability and contribution, and the liability of public bodies.
Pages
880
ISBN-10
0195572394
ISBN-13
9780195572391
Format
Paperback
Illustrations
no
Author
Kit Barker, Peter Cane, Mark Lunney, Francis Trindade
Edition
5th
Replaces
9780195516203
Birth
1950
DEWEY
346.9403
Short Title
LAW OF TORTS IN AUSTRALIA 5/E
Language
English
Media
Book
Publisher
Oxford University Press Australia
Imprint
OUP Australia and New Zealand
Place of Publication
Melbourne
Country of Publication
Australia
Year
2011
Publication Date
2011-12-21
Audience
College/Higher Education
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