Tort law principles

Bernadette Richards, Melissa de Zwart

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Tort Law Principles 2nd edition takes the discussion of tort taw one step further than other basic texts by providing two new chapters exploring the boundaries of tort law. Of significance is the chapter on defamation in the online world. This discussion provides insight into the growing impact of social media on human interaction and therefore the law. The second new chapter considers the outer limits of negligence in the context of medical treatment and provides practical insight into how well established legal concepts can be applied in unique situations. These two chapters combine to give students an up-to-date application of well established principles they have studied in principle elsewhere in the text. It is the must have reference, and will support a clear and solid understanding of the law of tort in Australia.

This book provides a comprehensive and accessible text covering the major aspects of tort law. Tort law is a dynamic part of the legal landscape and is ever evolving and this text presents the law to students with careful consideration of both case law and legislation.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherLaw Book Co.
Number of pages751
ISBN (Electronic)0455238022
ISBN (Print)9780455238029
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Torts law - Australia
  • Liability law


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