‘Pure’ Economic Loss In Australia

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$99.00

CPD Points 1

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  • C4: Substantive Law (1)

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The case law on pure economic loss pursuant to an action in negligence in Australia is uncertain and, at times, inconsistent. Professor Robert Stevens will provide a detailed overview of this fascinating area of law.

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‘Pure’ Economic Loss In Australia

Professor Robert Stevens is the Herbert Smith Freehills Professor of English Private Law.

Course Summary

The case law on pure economic loss pursuant to an action in negligence in Australia is uncertain and, at times, inconsistent. Professor Robert Stevens will provide a detailed overview of this fascinating area of law.

Course Details

The case law on pure economic loss pursuant to an action in negligence in Australia is uncertain and, at times, inconsistent.

Professor Robert Stevens will provide a detailed overview of this fascinating area of law focusing on:

  1. the differing concept of rights and duties that are recognised by the common law including voluntarily assumed duties.
  2. the development in Australian case law in the 1990’s of the “immunity” or “exclusionary rule” – the assumption that negligently causing economic loss is actionable per say unless you can come up with a good reason why not.
  3. the concept of vulnerability.
  4. negligent Will cases.
  5. negligent builder’s cases.
  6. analysis of how the law in Australia on pure economic loss has diverged from England since the 1970’s.