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Mark Lunney and The History of Australian Tort Law 1901-1945: England's Obe...

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King's College London, Strand Campus

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The Menzies Centre welcomes Mark Lunney to discuss his new book, A History of Australian Tort Law.

Lunney dives into Australian contributions to common law development and its need to be viewed in the context of the British race patriotism that characterised the intellectual and cultural milieu of Australian legal practitioners. Using not only primary legal materials but also newspapers and other secondary sources, he traces Australian developments to what Australian lawyers viewed as British common law. The interaction between formal legal doctrine and the wider Australian contexts in which that doctrine applied provided considerable opportunities for nuanced innovation in both the legal rules themselves and in their application. This book will be of interest to both lawyers and historians keen to see how notions of Australian identity have contributed to the development of an Australian law


17:30 – 18:00

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18:00 – 19:00

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19:00 – 20:00

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King's College London, Strand Campus

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