Now in its third edition Australian Principles of Tort Law continues to provide currency, depth of analysis, and clear instruction as to how to approach this challenging area of law. This edition incorporates the latest materials and includes observations as to the scope and content of the growing body of legal interpretation of the tort law reform legislation across all jurisdictions, as courts throughout Australia interpret and apply the challenging legislative provisions.
Stewart and Stuhmcke succeed in clarifying a conceptually difficult area of law across all Australian jurisdictions. They discuss an excellent range of cases (geographical and hierarchical), explain the relevance and applicability of the tort law reform legislation, and detail the impact and importance of the 'Ipp Report'.
Introduction to the law of torts, The nature of intentional torts, Intentional torts to the person, Actions on the cases for physical injuries or nervous shock, Trespass to land
Intentional torts relating to goods, Defences to intentional torts, Introduction to negligence and duty of care, Breach of duty, Scope of liability: Causation, Scope of liability: Remoteness of damage, Proof, Defences to negligence: contributory negligence, voluntary assumption of risk and statutory defences, The Framework of the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002, Personal liability of criminals, volunteers, good samaritans and apologists, Atypical plaintiffs and specific duty issues, Negligently caused pure economic loss, Liability of statutory authorities in Negligence, The Tort of Breach of statutory duty, Vicarious liability and non-delegable duties, Nuisance, Remedies, Death, Contribution among Tortfeasors