This course continues your introduction to the law of torts with emphasis on negligence. You will begin by examining the historical origins of negligence, the purposes of negligence and the tort reforms of the early 2000s. You will then examine the elements of the cause of action in negligence: duty of care; breach of duty; and causation. You will also study defences, vicarious liability, the assessment of damages, and a range of situations in which negligence is applicable including medicine/health, motor vehicle accidents, occupiers of land, employment, local or public authorities, and ‘lawyering’ .
- Semester of offer*:
- Sunshine Coast: Semester 2
- Student contribution band:
- Band 3
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- Class Timetable:
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* Semester of offer is subject to change.
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