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LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Torts, 5th edition

LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Torts, 5th edition

Paine, T, 2019

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LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Torts provides a clear and systematic approach to successfully tackling assignments and exams in tort law


Format: Paperback


LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Torts provides valuable tools for torts study. Each chapter includes a summary of key principles, relevant cases and legislation necessary for effective revision. Where pertinent, alternative causes of action and their strengths and weaknesses are also noted. Tort law in many areas has been significantly impacted by statute, so comparative tables of the applicable provisions across Australia are provided for ease of reference. Points of statutory interpretation are noted throughout many of the summaries of key principles.

Examples of written questions with fact scenarios are included for all topics, each with a suggested answer plan, sample answer and comments on how the answer might be viewed by an examiner. Readers are provided with advice on common errors to avoid when answering questions and practical hints and tips on how to achieve higher marks.

Fully revised and updated, the fifth edition references more than 180 new cases on topics including identification of the relevant risk of injury and the operation of statutory defences relating to recreational activities and public authorities, professional negligence of lawyers, mental harm in employment and generally, intentional torts and damages for personal injury. Statutory amendments since the last addition are also noted, including the introduction of no-fault motor accident compensation in New South Wales and the legislation in some jurisdictions dealing with institutional child abuse.



• Includes summaries of key issues and legislative provisions
• helps students revise important concepts before attempting problem questions
• assists students understand how to structure written responses to essay and problem assessment tasks
• Provides answer plans and tips
• Reinforces understanding of statutory interpretation principles in the Torts context
• Provides a focus on interpretation of the Civil Liability Acts
• Dedicated revision chapter draws together issues from across the text
• Helps students tackle multi-issue problems requiring wide-ranging torts knowledge


Related Titles

Clarke, Devereux, Day & Greenway, Torts: Principles, Skills & Application, 2019
Davies & Malkin, Focus: Torts, 8th ed, 2018
Howe, Walsh & Rooney, LexisNexis Study Guide: Torts, 3rd ed, 2015
Vines, Quick Reference Card: Torts, 3rd ed, 2017


Tim Paine is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, and has taught and coordinated in the areas of Torts, Remedies, Evidence and Foundations of Law. Tim was an original author and editor of The Australian Torts Reporter (CCH) from the early 1980s and his interest in Torts has continued since that time.

Table of Contents

Ch1 Civil Liability Legislation: Application and Interpretation
Ch 2 Trespass
Ch 3 Private and Public Nuisance
Ch 4 Negligence: Duty of Care and Breach
Ch 5 Causation and Remoteness
Ch 6 Mental Harm
Ch 7 Pure Economic Loss
Ch 8 Omission Cases and Public Authorities
Ch 9 Defences
Ch 10 Vicarious Liability and Non-Delegable Duty of Care
Ch 11 Defamation
Ch 12 Damages
Ch 13 Revision Questions

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