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Student Companion: Torts, 7th edition

Student Companion: Torts, 7th edition

McLay, G, 2015

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Butterworths Student Companion, Torts contains concise and witty summaries of the leading New Zealand and international decisions which have shaped the law of torts.


Format: Paperback


Written by Geoff McLay, this book is designed to be used by students in conjunction with lecture notes and existing text materials as an aid to understanding and remembering important cases.




  • Part of a series
  • Comprises concise and readable case summaries
  • Provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the case law that a law student is required to know
  • Ideal for international students sitting their conversion exams who need an overview of New Zealand family law.
  • Up-to-date
  • Clear layout and visual clues make learning easy
  • Well-respected author


Other titles in the Student Companion series include:

Company Law Cartwright & Harrison

Contract Law (5th edition) Walker

Criminal Law (5th edition) Stephens

Employment Law (2nd edition) Russell & Heenan                      

Equity (4th edition) Gibbons and Gibson

Evidence (2nd edition) Midson

Family Law (2nd edition) Ballanytyne

Intellectual Property (2nd edition) Kingsbury

Land Law (5th edition) Wass

Public Law (7th edition) Dorset

Resource Management Warnock & Suszko

Tax Elliffe & Marr


Geoff McLay began teaching at Victoria University’s Faculty of Law in 1994.  He was appointed a Professor with effect from 1 January 2011, however is currently on leave from the University while he serves the Law Commission.


Geoff has a BA and LLB (Hons) (First Class) from Victoria University of Wellington, and was awarded an SJD from the University of Michigan for a thesis on the history of Crown liability in 2008. In 2006, he was a visiting Professor at the University of Iowa College of Law teaching torts and advanced torts and product liability. He has also taught advanced torts at the University of Western Ontario.


Geoff McLay has authored Student Companion, Torts since the first edition.

Table of Contents

  •   Negligence
        –   Duty of Care
        –   Causation
        –   Breach
        –   Tort and Contract
        –   Contributory Negligence
        –   Limitations

  •   Defamation
        –   Parliamentary Privilege
        –   Judicial Proceedings

  •   Interference with Goods

  •   Trespass to Person
        –   Assault
        –   Battery
        –   False Imprisonment

  •   Privacy and Infliction of Emotional Distress

  •   Land-based Torts
        –   Nuisance
        –   Trespass

  •   Rylands v Fletcher

  •   Public Torts

  •   Equality and the Common Law

  •   Accident Compensation

  •   Exemplary Damages

  •   Vicarious Liability

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