The Laws of Australia

The Laws of Australia


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Date: 18/09/2006

Code: 41182352

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The Laws of Australia encyclopaedia (TLA) is a complete library of legal principles covering over 330 topics and every Australian jurisdiction. With unmatched breadth and depth and an easy-to-read style, it will quickly acquaint you with unfamiliar areas of law.

The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG is Editor in Chief of The Laws of Australia, overseeing the team of more than 400 specialist authors and expert Title Editors. The Laws of Australia was originally published under Founding Editor in Chief John Riordan.

The Laws of Australia's signature style and structure makes it easy to get acquainted with unfamiliar areas of the law. Each paragraph opens with a bold proposition that encapsulates the relevant legal principle, while the text that follows analyses complexities, nuances and developments in the law. Extensive referencing makes The Laws of Australia the ideal starting point for research on any legal topic, across any Australian jurisdiction.  

The encyclopaedia is also an essential reference work for core practice areas, with its detailed coverage of Contract, Criminal Law, Equity, Environmental and Resource Law, Intellectual Property, Real Property, Torts and Unfair Dealing.

The Laws of Australia online provides fast and accurate research outcomes:

• Full browsing and “breadcrumb trails” to help you find relevant content quickly
• Powerful yet intuitive searching
• Direct links to FirstPoint case records for fast checking of case details and currency (subject to separate subscription)
• Integration with full-text case law including the Commonwealth Law Reports, Federal Court Reports and other authorised law reports (subject to separate subscription)
• Downloadable PDFs and easy print options

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Judicially cited:

• M Robinson (ed), Judicial Review – The Laws of Australia (Thomson Reuters, 2014) was cited by Basten JA, Leeming JA and Simpson JA in Ali v AAI Ltd [2016] NSWCA 110 at [69].

• Herzfeld P, Prince P and Tully S, Interpretation and Use of Legal Sources – The Laws of Australia (Thomson Reuters, 2013), p 504 (material reproduced from Interpretation and Use of Legal Sources 25.3 “Private Law”) was cited by Basten JA, Emmett JA and Leeming JA in Tempe Recreation (D.500215 and D.1000502) Reserve Trust v Sydney Water Corporation [2014] NSWCA 437 at [53].

Torts 33.8 “Trespass and Intentional Torts” was cited by Jackson J in Black Diamond Group Pty Ltd v Manor of Maluka Pty Ltd [2014] QSC 219 at [41].

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