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Australian Torts Law, 4th edition

Australian Torts Law, 4th edition

Stickley, A, 2016

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Australian Torts Law, 4th edition provides clear analysis and discussion of torts, law principles and includes comprehensive coverage of key legislation, cases and recent developments.


Format: Paperback


Australian Torts Law, 4th edition 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


Amanda Stickley is an Associate Professor and Assistant Dean, Learning and Teaching in the Faculty of Law, Queensland University of Technology, where she teaches torts law in the undergraduate legal program.

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
Chr 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

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