Tort Law Review, The (Tort L Rev)
About the Journal
The Tort Law Review (ISSN: 1039-3285) is an indispensable publication that will keep you abreast of the developing nature of tort law in Australia and overseas. Each issue will provide you with discussion on the current state of, and likely future changes to, the law of torts by courts, practitioners and academics in other countries.
This is the only publication of its kind to give you global coverage on torts. It also provides commentary on other legal topics such as contract, conflict of laws and unjust enrichment to help you understand the impact these areas may have on the law of torts.
The General Editor is John Devereux, Professor, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
Dr Rosalie Balkin, Director, Legal Affairs and External Relations Division, International Maritime Organisation, London
Professor William Binchy, Regius Professor of Law, Trinity College, Dublin
Professor Andrew Burrows, Of the Middle Temple, Barrister; Norton Rose Professor of Commercial Law, St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford
The Hon Guido Calabresi, Judge, United States Court of Appeals (2nd Circuit); Sterling Professor of Law, Yale University
Professor Anthony M Dugdale, Beachcroft Wansbroughs Professor of Law, University of Keele
Mr John Dwyer QC, Barrister, Owen Dixon Chambers, Melbourne
Professor Bruce Feldthusen, Professor and Dean of Law, Common Law Section, University of Ottawa
Professor Emeritus Gerald H L Fridman QC, Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of Western Ontario
Professor Peter Handford, Emeritus Professor, Law School, University of Western Australia
Sir Rupert Jackson, Lord Justice of Appeal, Court of Appeal of England and Wales
Professor Michael A Jones, Professor of Common Law, University of Liverpool
Professor Emeritus Sir Ian Kennedy, Professor of Health Law, Ethics and Policy, Emeritus, Kings College, University of London
The Hon Gerard La Forest QC, Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada; Distinguished Scholar in Residence, Faculty of Law, University of New Brunswick
Mr James Lee, Lecturer in Law, University of Birmingham; Academic Fellow of the Inner Temple
The Hon Allen Linden, Judge, Federal Court of Canada, Appeal Division
Professor Robert L Rabin, A Calder Mackay Professor of Law, Stanford University
Professor Keith M Stanton, Professor of Law, University of Bristol
Professor Stephen Sugarman, Agnes Roddy Robb Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Professor Michael Tilbury, Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, Chair of Private Law, The University of Hong Kong; Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne
Professor Stephen M D Todd, Professor of Law, University of Canterbury
Professor Francis Trindade, Sir Owen Dixon Professor of Law, Monash University
Professor Stephen Waddams, Albert Abel Professor of Law, University of Toronto
Professor Emeritus David M Walker CBE QC, Regius Professor of Law, Emeritus, University of Glasgow
The consolidated table of authors and articles for this Journal is available here.
The following websites contain details of material published in the Journal:
http://legal.thomsonreuters.com.au/australian-legal-journals-index-online/productdetail/85643 (Australian Legal Journals Index)
https://clarivate.com/products/web-of-science/ (Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index)
The Australian Legal Journals Index is an online legal database prepared by the Lionel Murphy Library of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. It is produced by Thomson Reuters and is available via subscription.
The ESCI (Emerging Sources Citation Index) is an online database formerly produced by Thomson Reuters and now maintained by Clarivate Analytics. It is part of the Web of Science Core Collection and is available via subscription.
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The latest issue of the Tort Law Review includes articles on medical liability laws in China, the doctrine of loss of chance and its history in Australia and the United Kingdom, material contribution to risk in the Canadian law of causation and European approaches to causation and the central role which judicial policy plays in resolving both legal causation and intervening causation issues.
In a surprising, but welcome, move, the Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Senator Kim Carr, has announced the scrapping of the prescriptive quality indicators for journals.
The grading of journals as A*, A, B or C will no longer be applied and these gradings will no longer be the indicators of research excellence.
The April 2011 issue of The Tort Law Review contains articles on public authority liability in negligence, recovery for pyschiatric illness in Canada, the law of nuisance with reference to the Scottish planning regime and the liability of schools in cases of bullying, together with a comment on the meaning of defamation.
Over 2009 and 2010, the Australian Research Council undertook to rank journals in the Arts & Humanities Sector as part of the “Excellence in Research for Australia” initiative. Law journals were included in the ranking. Now the rankings that were assigned are being reviewed and new rankings will be released in 2012. Thomson Reuters has observed there may be some unintended long-term consequences of the ERA methodology and outcomes. To communicate these concerns, we have released a position statement.
By Per Laleng. This article urges the Supreme Court of England to adopt an overarching threshold condition delimiting the application of the exception to cases where, in reasonable likelihood, the claimant’s harm was caused by wrongful conduct.
By Kate Wellington. The question of whether a pregnant woman owes a universal duty of care to her unborn child is as yet unresolved in Australian law. This article examines the current law across a number of jurisdictions in order to propose the preferable approach to be adopted in Australia.
By Prue Vines, Mehera San Roque and Emily Rumble. The traditional approach to duty in nervous shock cases required more hurdles to be met than in cases of ordinary physical injury. The feminist critique of these cases demonstrated that these hurdles were created by gendered stereotypes and patriarchal reasoning.