Focus Torts, 9th edition

A succinct, authoritative and accessible introduction to Australian torts law

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ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351460
Release Date: November 30, 2020
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AUD$ 118.00
ISBN/ISSN: 9780409351477
Release Date: November 30, 2020
AUD$ 118.00

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The ninth edition of Focus: Torts assists students to develop a greater understanding of torts by identifying and explaining key areas of study. The authors use a straightforward, structured approach to help demystify even the most complex of legal concepts.

Both common law principles and Australian statutory regimes are covered extensively, providing a detailed account of similarities and differences across 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.

This edition incorporates recent case law and legislative changes and includes updated guided answers to many problem questions. New cases explored in this new edition include:

  • Armstrong v McIntosh (No 4)
  • Bevan v Coolahan
  • Binsaris v Northern Territory
  • Boxell v Peninsula Health
  • Corporation of Synod of Diocese of Brisbane v Greenway
  • Gill v Ethicon Sàrl (No 5)
  • Kempsey Shire Council v Five Star Medical Centre Pty Ltd
  • Latz v Amaca Pty Ltd
  • Meyers v Commissioner for Social Housing
  • New South Wales v Le
  • Optus Administration Pty Ltd v Wright
  • Sell Your Gold Pty Ltd v Australian Diamond Trading Corp Pty Ltd
  • Sills v New South Wales
  • Sparks v Hobson
  • Sydney Local Health District v Gould
  • Trkulja v Google LLC


  • Succinct and accessible discussion of key tort law principles
  • User-friendly design and strong pedagogic features
  • Comprehensive coverage of all Australian jurisdictions
  • Timesaving online support for lecturers

Related Titles

  • Clarke, Torts: Principles, Skills & Application, 2019
  • Foster, Torts Cases and Commentary Supplement: Defamation and Wrongful Interference with Goods, 2nd ed, 2019
  • Howe, Walsh & Rooney, LexisNexis Study Guide: Torts, 3rd ed, 2016
  • Luntz, Hambly, Burns, Dietrich, Foster, Grant & Harder, Torts: Cases and Commentary, 8th ed, 2017
  • Paine, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Torts, 5th ed, 2019

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Table of contents

  1. Introduction

  2. Overview of Negligence

  3. Standard of Care

  4. Causation: Factual Causation and Scope of Liability

  5. Duty of Care: Basic Concepts

  6. ‘Affirmative Action’: The Duty to Act

  7. Liability of Public Authorities

  8. Economic Loss

  9. Mental Harm

  10. Defence: Contributory Negligence

  11. Other Defences and Special Protection

  12. Assessment of Damages for Personal Injuries

  13. Breach of Statutory Duty

  14. Loss Distribution Mechanisms: Vicarious Liability, Non-Delegable Duties, Contribution between Tortfeasors and Proportionate Liability

  15. Nuisance

  16. Trespass to the Person

  17. Trespass to Land

  18. Intentional Torts Relating to Goods

  19. Defences to and Remedies for Intentional Torts

  20. Defamation

  21. Revision