Annotated Civil Liability Act 2002

Annotated Civil Liability Act 2002

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Practitioners appreciate this expert guide through the detail of legislation critical in much litigation in NSW. Author Dominic Villa charts a course through the case law and legislation detail to assist litigators better deal with the wide variety of situations that arise in practice. Since its commencement, there have been numerous amendments to the Civil Liability Act 2002, 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), the Court of Appeal decision in Allianz v RTA (public authorities exercising statutory powers) and cases considering the proportionate liability provisions throughout Australia. There have also been significant developments in the common law that continues to provide the background context in which the Act operates. This 2013 edition analyses the legislative changes since the Act's commencement and the effect of relevant case law.
With judicial decisions accumulating rapidly in NSW and around Australia, the book helps legal practitioners appropriately apply the law to a potentially unlimited range of potential factual scenarios. The detailed research underpinning the book limits the amount of time lawyers might otherwise spend in considering cases that are of no application or offer no more than a simple application of uncontentious provisions, directing attention instead to significant principles and issues in practice. Focused on the needs of litigators, tables of comparative provisions are included to assist practitioners around Australia compare their primary liability provisions with those of the NSW Act. To aid readers, the relevant interstate cognate provisions are also referenced at the start of each Part of the Act. In combining expertly annotated legislation with helpful resources and references, this is an essential reference tool for lawyers. Barrister Dominic Villa's main areas of practice include public liability and professional indemnity litigation. He has considerable experience in the day-to-day application of the Civil Liability Act 2002 throughout the NSW court system.
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  • Paperback
  • Pyrmont, Australia
  • 2nd edition
  • 0455224544
  • 9780455224541