Professional Liability in Australia, 2nd Edition


Professional Liability in Australia
Aug 2023


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Professional Liability in Australia Fourth Edition provides a comprehensive and definitive analysis of the law of professional liability, bringing together the law for a range of different professions.
Following a discussion of general principles, each chapter explores the issues as they relate to doctors, solicitors, barristers, accountants and auditors, building professionals, valuers and financial services professionals.
The issues essential to each profession are discussed, such as:
  • duties owed to clients and third parties (in statute and in general law);
  • standard of care and skill required;
  • principles of liability;
  • liability for breach of duty;
  • defences available; and
  • damages and other remedies.
New developments incorporated in the Fourth Edition include:
  • High Court decisions relating to:
    • the advocate’s immunity from suit;
    • the standard of care required of health professionals;  
    • the scope of duty, causation, loss of chance and provisions of Tasmania’s Civil Liability Act; and
    • provisions of the Australian Consumer Law  relevant to professional liability.
  • More than 100 lower court decisions concerning claims against legal, medical, accounting, financial, building, and valuation professionals, including appellate court decisions forming Australia-wide precedents,  and matters relating to civil liability acts in each jurisdiction.
  • Consideration of the Design and Building Practitioners Act 2020 (NSW) and the statutory obligations it places on builders, architects, engineers and building professionals. 
  • Commonwealth exposure draft bills in response to the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.
  • Revised chapter on medical professionals broadening the scope from doctors to health services professionals.
Professional Liability in Australia Fourth Edition is an essential resource when prosecuting or defending professional liability claims.
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