Civil Wrongs

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This chapter is concerned with the law of civil wrongs in Australian legal
history. There is debate at the margins as to what legal actions fall within the
definition of ‘civil wrongs’ but, for this chapter, civil wrongs are taken to
comprise the range of actions which do not fall within criminal or public law
and have been classified globally as within private law. These include actions in
the law of contract and the law of tort as well as actions founded in equity.
Land law is not discussed as it is the subject of another chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Cambridge Legal History of Australia
EditorsPeter Cane, Lisa Ford, Mark McMillan
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-1-108-49922-4
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2022


  • Tort
  • Civil Wrongs
  • Australia
  • Legal History


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