Intentional Tort Litigation in Australia: Assault, False Imprisonment, Malicious Prosecution and Related Claims, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Intentional Tort Litigation in Australia

Assault, False Imprisonment, Malicious Prosecution and Related Claims, 1st Edition

By Corrie Goodhand, Peter O'Brien

Federation Press

600 pages

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Intentional Tort Litigation in Australia considers the high frequency intentional torts of assault, battery, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution throughout Australia. It provides an analysis of the elements of each tort and commentary. The authors consider practical matters necessary in determining whether a claim may be brought; if so, how and against whom; what potential damages, or limitation of damages, may exist; possible defences at common law or arising under statute; and relevant issues that arise in obtaining and using documents in these proceedings. The book is a useful foundation and practical guide for lawyers conducting intentional tort litigation. It will also assist students in understanding the fundamental legal principles relating to these torts and their practical application.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Causes of Action 3. Parties 4. Defences and Statutory Regimes 5. Forums 6. Limitation Periods 7. Damages 8. Obtaining and Using Documents

About the Authors

Peter O'Brien LLB BBus(Acct) is the principal of O'Brien Solicitors, a Sydney based law firm specialising in intentional tort litigation and criminal law.

Corrie Goodhand is a barrister practising at 8 Wenworth Chambers, Sydney and has over sixteen years legal experience in a variety of areas of the law.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Torts
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology