This book examines in detail the principles underpinning professional liability both at common law (tort and contract) and by reason of statute (Trade Practices Act and Fair Trading Acts) in the context of property professionals. It includes comprehensive coverage of the Civil Liability Acts.
The early chapters deal with the sources of professional liability. They include an analysis of remedies for breach of professional obligations generally and of procedural issues, such as limitation of actions, expert evidence, apportionment and contributory negligence in the setting of professional liability.
The heart of the book is original and accessible material on the measure of damages as it relates to the liability of the various professionals who become involved in property transactions. There are further chapters on the liability of lenders and local authorities as organisations commonly involved.
It is an essential reference for any barrister, solicitor or other professional directly or indirectly involved in litigation in this area, as well as property lawyers.
With a Foreword by The Hon Justice Ian Callinan. For more detailed information about the book’s purpose and structure, please read the extract from the Preface, below.