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The ninth edition of Focus: Torts assists students to develop a greater understanding of torts by identifying and explaining key areas of study. The authors use a straightforward, structured approach to help demystify even the most complex of legal concepts.

Both coon law principles and Australian statutory regimes are covered extensively, providing a detailed account of similarities and differences across all Australian jurisdictions. The text has a particular emphasis on problem solving, providing the reader with numerous opportunities to develop critical thinking skills and to practise answering legal problem questions.

This edition incorporates recent case law and legislative changes and includes updated guided answers to many problem questions. New cases explored in this new edition include:

  • Armstrong v McIntosh (No 4)
  • Bevan v Coolahan
  • Binsaris v Northern Territory
  • Boxell v Peninsula Health
  • Corporation of Synod of Diocese of Brisbane v Greenway
  • Gill v Ethicon Sàrl (No 5)
  • Kempsey Shire Council v Five Star Medical Centre Pty Ltd
  • Latz v Amaca Pty Ltd
  • Meyers v Coissioner for Social Housing
  • New South Wales v Le
  • Optus Administration Pty Ltd v Wright
  • Sell Your Gold Pty Ltd v Australian Diamond Trading Corp Pty Ltd
  • Sills v New South Wales
  • Sparks v Hobson
  • Sydney Local Health District v Gould
  • Trkulja v Google LLC


  • Succinct and accessible discussion of key tort law principles
  • User-friendly design and strong pedagogic features
  • Comprehensive coverage of all Australian jurisdictions
  • Timesaving online support for lecturers

Related Titles

  • Clarke, Torts: Principles, Skills & Application, 2019
  • Foster, Torts Cases and Coentary Supplement: Defamation and Wrongful Interference with Goods, 2nd ed, 2019
  • Howe, Walsh & Rooney, LexisNexis Study Guide: Torts, 3rd ed, 2016
  • Luntz, Hambly, Burns, Dietrich, Foster, Grant & Harder, Torts: Cases and Coentary, 8th ed, 2017
  • Paine, LexisNexis Questions and Answers: Torts, 5th ed, 2019

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