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Australian Principles of Tort Law

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Now in its fourth edition, Australian Principles of Tort Law continues to provide currency, depth of analysis and clear instruction as to how to approach this challenging area of law. This edition provides clear explanation about the operation of civil liability legislation across Australian jurisdictions. It incorporates the latest materials and includes observations as to the scope and content of the growing body of legal interpretation of the civil liability legislation across all jurisdictions, as courts throughout Australia interpret and apply the legislative provisions.

Stewart and Stuhmcke succeed in clarifying a conceptually difficult area of law across all Australian jurisdictions. They discuss an excellent range of cases (geographical and hierarchical), explain the relevance and applicability of the civil liability legislation, and detail the impact and importance of the relationship between the legislation and the common law of tort.

CONTENTS

Preface 
List of Chapters 
Table of Cases 
Table of Statutes

1.   Introduction to the Law of Torts 
2.   The Nature of Intentional Torts 
3.   Intentional Torts to the Person 
4.   Actions on the Case for Intentionally Caused Mental or Physical Harm 
5.   Trespass to Land 
6.   Intentional Torts Relating to Goods 
7.   Defences to Intentional Torts 
8.   Introduction to Negligence 
9.   Breach of Duty 
10. Scope of Liability: Causation 
11.  Scope of Liability: Remoteness of Damage 
12.  Proof 
13.  Defences to Negligence: Contributory Negligence, Voluntary Assumption of Risk and Statutory Defences 
14.  The Framework of the Civil Liability Act 2002 (NSW) 
15.  Personal Liability of Criminals, Volunteers, Good Samaritans and the Apologetic 
16.  Atypical Plaintiffs and Specific Duty Categories 
17.  Negligently Caused Pure Economic Loss 
18.  Liability of Statutory Authorities in Negligence 
19.  The Tort of Breach of Statutory Duty
20. Vicarious Liability and Non-delegable Duties 
21.  Nuisance 
22.  Remedies 
23.  Death 
24.  Contribution Among Tortfeasors

The VIBE of the law of Torts
Index

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