THERE IS A NEWER (3rd) EDITION OF THIS TITLE AVAILABLE. FOR THE NEWER EDITION PLEASE PERFORM A NEW SEARCH USING THE FOLLOWING ISBN13: 9780455236070
Ten years after the introduction of the Civil Liability Act 2002 in NSW, and eight years since the first edition of this book was published, a new edition is timely.
In that time, there have been numerous amendments to the legislation, including the introduction of a statutory form of Sullivan v Gordon damages.
Hundreds of cases have now considered the significant provisions of the Act, including the High Court decision in Wicks v SRA (mental harm), and the Court of Appeal decisions in Mitchell Morgan Nominees v Vella (proportionate liability) and Allianz v RTA (public authorities exercising statutory powers). There have also been significant developments in the common law that continues to provide the background context in which the Act operates.
This new edition brings together an analysis of those changes, and summarises the effect of the caselaw relating to the Act and similar legislation throughout Australia, to provide an essential reference tool for the legal profession on the operation of the Act.