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Australian Principles of Tort Law


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Contents 1 Introduction to the law of torts 2 The nature of intentional torts 3 Intentional torts to the person4 Actions on the case for physical injuries or nervous shock 5 Trespass to land 6 Intentional torts relating to goods 7 Defences to intentional torts 8 Introduction to negligence and duty of care 9 Breach of duty 10 Scope of liability (i) Causation 11 Scope of liability (ii) Remoteness of damage 12 Proof 13 Defences to negligence: contributory negligence, voluntary assumption of risk and statutory defences 14 The Framework of the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002 15 Personal liability of criminals, volunteers, good samaritans and apologists 16 Atypical plaintiffs and specific duty issues 17 Negligently caused pure economic loss 18 Liability of statutory authorities 19 Breach of statutory duty 20 Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties 21 Nuisance 22 Remedies 23 Death 24 Contribution among Tortfeasors Index


This accessible work make a fascinating and interesting area of law digestible and relevant. It provides essential reaidng and guidance on tort law and makes a valuable contribution to scholarship in the file. Its clear and comprehensive style makes it an accessible book for all those interested in tort law. - Law Society of South Australia, June 2009

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