Torts: Cases and Commentary
Torts: Cases and Commentary delivers a critical and analytical approach to the law of torts presented through extensive commentary and selected materials from case decisions, legislation and academic writings.
Torts: Cases and Commentary delivers a critical and analytical approach to the law of torts presented through extensive commentary and selected materials from case decisions, legislation and academic writings. Detailed notes assist students and practitioners to understand the significance of the key cases while questions stimulate critical thinking and learning.
The 7th edition of Torts: Cases and Commentary includes discussion of and some excerpts from many cases that have interpreted the Civil Liability statutes enacted in the early years of this century. Current and emerging issues in tort law reform are widely discussed and many additional references to the academic literature are provided.
Additional cases include:
- Sydney Water Corporation v Turano (2009)
- CAL No 14 Pty Ltd v Motor Accidents Insurance Board (2009)
- Strong v Woolworths Ltd (2012)
- Amaca Pty Ltd v Ellis (2010)
- Tabet v Gett (2010)
- Stuart v Kirkland-Veenstra (2009)
- Powercor Australia Ltd v Thomas (2012)
About the Authors:
Harold Luntz is Professor Emeritus at the Law School, University of Melbourne.
David Hambly is Professor Emeritus and Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University.
Kylie Burns is a Senior Lecturer at Griffith Law School.
Joachim Dietrich is an Associate Professor at Bond University.
Neil Foster is an Associate Professor at Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle. He teaches, writes and conducts research in the areas of Workplace Health and Safety Law and Torts. Neil Foster is a member of the Editorial Board of the Torts Law Journal and an Associate Member of the National Research Centre for OHS Regulation at the ANU.
This succinct yet authoritative text explains the principles of tort law in a readily accessible manner. Common law principles and statutory regimes in all Australian jurisdictions are discussed. New chapters included on defamation and the elements of negligence.
A succinct, authoritative and accessible introduction to Australian torts law
The seventh edition of Focus: Torts is designed to assist students to develop a greater understanding of torts by identifying and explaining the key areas of study. Using a straightforward, structured approach and written in plain English, the authors help demystify even the most complex of legal concepts.
The authors extensively cover both common law principles and Australian statutory regimes, providing a detailed account of similarities and differences among all Australian jurisdictions. The text has a particular emphasis on problem-solving, providing the reader with numerous opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and to practise answering legal problem questions.
In addition to incorporating recent case law and legislative changes, this new edition has been significantly restructured and includes new chapters on Defamation and an Overview of Negligence.
Significant new cases explored in this new edition include:
- Wallace v Kam (2013)
- Strong v Woolworths Ltd (t/as Big W) (2012)
- Amaca Pty Ltd v Booth (2011)
- Barclay v Penberthy (2012)
- Hunt & Hunt Lawyers v Mitchell Morgan Nominees Pty Ltd (2013)
- Bunnings Group Ltd v CHEP Australia (2011)
- Succinct and accessible discussion of the key principles of tort law
- User-friendly design and strong pedagogic features
- Comprehensive coverage of all Australian jurisdictions
About the Authors:
Martin Davies is the Admiralty Law Institute Professor of Maritime Law and Director of the Tulane Maritime Law Center, Tulane Law School, New Orleans and a Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He has been the recipient of several teaching awards.
Ian Malkin is a Professor at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne. He has contributed significantly to the development of teaching and learning programs. He has been the recipient of several university and national teaching awards.