Torts in New Zealand: Cases and Materials is the principal torts casebook in New Zealand. In its 5th edition, it builds on the success of previous editions and provides cases, materials and integrated commentary necessary for a comprehensive introduction to New Zealand tort law. The focus of the text is on New Zealand tort law. However the book uses many precedents from UK, Canadian and Australian case law to reflect the diverse sources of New Zealand tort law. Problem questions integrated throughout the book enable students to test their knowledge. New to this Edition Separate chapters for personal property torts, vicarious liability and privacy. Updated case law and legislation throughout. Extracts from some of the leading recent judgments such as the two Supreme Court decisions in Couch, litigation on failed sterilisations, and leaky buildings.
Bill Atkin has taught a wide range of law subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels over many years, including torts, family law, and medical law. Bill is General Editor of the International Survey of Family Law. He has been consulted on a number of occasions by the New Zealand Government. Bill chaired the Ministerial Adoption Practices Review Committee, was a member of the Working Group on Matrimonial Property and Family Protection, and a member of the Ministerial Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technologies. Geoff McLay has taught at the Faculty of Law since completing an LLM at the University of Michigan in 1994. In 2006 he was a visiting Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law teaching torts and advanced torts and product liability. At Victoria Geoff has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate courses including torts, advanced torts, intellectual property, competition (antitrust) law, comparative constitutional law and ethics.
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