The Federation Press

Intentional Tort Litigation in Australia

Assault, False Imprisonment, Malicious Prosecution and Related Claims


Intentional Tort Litigation in Australia considers the high frequency intentional torts of assault, battery, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution throughout Australia. It provides an analysis of the elements of each tort and commentary. The authors consider practical matters necessary in determining whether a claim may be brought; if so, how and against whom; what potential damages, or limitation of damages, may exist; possible defences at common law or arising under statute; and relevant issues that arise in obtaining and using documents in these proceedings. The book is a useful foundation and practical guide for lawyers conducting intentional tort litigation. It will also assist students in understanding the fundamental legal principles relating to these torts and their practical application.

Table of Contents

Foreword by The Hon Dean Mildren AM RFD QC (Formerly a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory)
About the authors
Table of Cases
Table of Statutes

1. Introduction
2. Causes of Action
3. Parties
4. Defences and Statutory Regimes
5. Forums
6. Limitation Periods
7. Damages
8. Obtaining and Using Documents


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