Third edition of a text for university students providing a basic coverage of the principles of torts law, first published 1997. Covers all aspects of torts law including battery, assault, false imprisonment, trespass, negligence and statutory duty. Designed to be used with 'Torts: Cases and Commentary' or with any other torts law casebook. Includes charts, diagrams, references and index. New edition contains recent High Courts decisions that have changed the law of Torts in Australia. Editor is a senior lecturer at the School of Law, Deakin University.