Australian Torts Law, 4th edition

Australian Torts Law provides clear analysis and discussion of torts principles and includes comprehensive coverage of key legislation, cases and recent developments.

AUD$ 114.00
In Stock
Release Date:
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409342048

Product description

Australian Torts Law provides clear and accessible explanation and analysis of tort law in Australia. An understanding of the fundamental principles derived from both statute and the common law is fostered through engaging discussion of legislation and case law across all Australian jurisdictions.

Complex concepts in tort law are identified, explained and supported by numerous extracts and examples. Reading lists are provided at the end of each chapter to stimulate further research.

The fourth edition of Australian Torts Law has been fully revised and updated, and key statutory provisions are identified. Numerous recent decisions in areas such as trespass, nuisance and cases arising under the civil liability legislation are discussed to foster a critical appreciation of this evolving area of law. New cases include:

  • Brookfield Multiplex Ltd v Owners Corp Strata Plan 61288 (2014) (pure economic loss)
  • Hunter and New England Local Health District v McKenna (2014) (pure psychiatric injury)
  • Wallace v Kam (2013) (factual causation and scope of defendant’s liability in negligence)
  • Marsh v Baxter (2015) (pure economic loss and nuisance)
  • King v Philcox (2015) (mental harm under the Civil Liability Act 1936 (SA)


  • Clear, accessible style supports understanding of the relevance of both legislation and judicial reasoning
  • Student friendly layout provides easy identification of key issues
  • Discussion covers all Australian jurisdictions

Related Titles

Balkin & Davis, Law of Torts, 5th ed, 2013
Clarke, Devereux, Werren & O’Reilly, Torts: A Practical Learning Approach, 3rd ed, 2014
Davies & Malkin, Focus: Torts, 7th ed, 2015
Howe, Walsh & Rooney, LexisNexis Study Guides: Torts, 3rd ed, 2015
Luntz, Hambly, Burns, Dietrich & Foster, Torts Cases & Commentary, 7th ed, 2013
Paine, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Torts, 4th ed, 2015

Featured authors

Table of contents

Ch 1: An Introduction to Torts

Ch 2: The Distinction Between Trespass and Case

Ch 3: Trespass to Person

Ch 4: Trespass to Land

Ch 5: Trespass to Personal Property

Ch 6: Defences to Trespass

Ch 7: Intentional Damage to a Person

Ch 8: The Negligence Action

Ch 9: Established Duties of Care

Ch 10: Novel Duties of Care

Ch 11: Standard of Care and Breach

Ch 12 : Damage — Causation and Scope

Ch 13 : Defences to Negligence

Ch 14 : Limitation of Actions

Ch 15 : Judicial Remedies

Ch 16: Wrongful Death

Ch 17: Service and Family Relations

Ch 18: Public and Statutory Duties

Ch 19: Misrepresentation in Torts — Negligence and Deceit

Ch 20: Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duties

Ch 21: Multiple Tortfeasors

Ch 22: Defamation

Ch 23: Defences and Remedies in Defamation

Ch 24: Interference with Business Interests

Ch 25: Nuisance

Ch 26: Liability for Animals