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Torts: Principles, Skills and Application

ISBN13: 9780409348514
Published: February 2019
Publisher: LexisNexis Australia
Country of Publication: Australia
Format: Paperback
Price: £85.00

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Torts: Principles, Skills and Application introduces students to the legal concepts, key cases and contemporary issues surrounding the law of intentional and negligent torts and offers a practical guide to how tort principles are applied in legal practice. Discussion includes coverage of the statutory framework of the civil liability Acts and other relevant legislation in each Australian jurisdiction, reflecting the growing centrality of statute, and statutory interpretation, in the suite of legal skills relevant to law studies and legal practice.

Student-friendly features such as accessibly-written explanations, clear learning objectives, the inclusion of tables and diagrams scaffolding information, case summaries, and example answers to legal problems support effective learning. Chapters on tort law in practice and class actions provide context to the understanding of tort law principles. A specific and focused chapter on torts research assists in the development of foundational skills.


  • Real world, student-friendly discussion provides context for the study of tort law
  • Relevant and current content aligns with current teaching in tort law
  • Strong pedagogic structure supports learning
  • Hands-on, practical approach underpins development of essential legal skills

Other Jurisdictions , Australia
1. Tort Law in Australia: An Overview
2. The Statutory Framework of Tort Law
3. Negligence
4. Duty of Care
5. Breach of the Duty of Care
6. Vicarious Liability & Non-Delegable Duties
7. Defences to Negligence Claims
8. Causation
9. Damages
10. Medical negligence
11. Pure Economic Loss
12. Legal Professional Negligence
13. Trespass to Land
14. Trespass to the Person
15. Nuisance
16. Breach of statutory duty
17. Defamation
18. Intentional Torts Relating to Goods
19. Occupier’s Liability
20. Class Actions
21. Tort Law in Practice
22. Research in Torts