Torts Masterclass

Torts Masterclass

Torts Masterclass With Professor Stephen Todd

When: 4.30pm to 6pm, Tuesday 14 August 2018

Where: Logan Campbell Room, Northern Club

The last few years have seen a number of developments in the area of tort law where the courts in New Zealand and internationally have considered such issues as the scope of the duty of care, what amounts to actionable damage, the expanding ‘birth torts’, and the law of vicarious liability.This seminar brings together a selection of these recent cases to critically examine the approaches taken by the courts. This seminar, presented by Professor Stephen Todd, will focus on those cases that are likely to have a significant impact on those practising in New Zealand.

Stephen Todd is a professor at the University of Canterbury College of Law. His research specialises in the law of torts, and he has a particular interest in the ambit of the law of negligence. An associated interest is New Zealand’s accident compensation scheme and its relationship with the common law. Another research interest is the field of contract. Professor Todd is the general editor of the text Tort Law in New Zealand (2017 Thomson Reuters) now in its 7th Edition. He is also a regular contributor and review author to the New Zealand Law Review. Click here for brochure.