|Advanced Issues in Torts - JURD7349|
The course focuses on providing an overview of recent changes in the law dealing with compensation - in particular to changes in the common law tort of negligence and the impact of legislative reform. The course is taught in the intensive mode. It is designed for those who have a working knowledge of tort law. The course will address topical issues concerned with developments of in the tort of negligence and legislative reform. The course will focus on some particular areas of law and on the impact of compensation law more generally. It deals with the interaction between tort law and human rights. It also focuses on the impact on the practice and management of sport, the operation of statutory authorities and the delivery of health care services.
Corporate, Commercial and Taxation Law.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
A working knowledge of tort law.
The main objective of this course is to provide some of the tools necessary to understand how the law of tort(s) might develop in this new context. This will be important in establishing some points of references for both lawyers and non-lawyers who will have to assist their own organisations and clients to navigate around this new environment.
Firstly, the course gives an overview on developments in the law concerning compensation. It deals with the following issues:
Secondly, the course sets out to consider the operation of the law of tort as it interacts with broad regulatory frameworks covering important areas of society. The course develops knowledge about the interaction between the common law and regulation by:
Harold Luntz and David Hambly, Torts Cases and Commentary (5th ed, 2002)
Listed in the Course Guide are hyperlinks to many of the source documents concerned with legislative reform of the law of tort.