Seamlessly navigate through torts law

The Torts law package is ideal for the practitioner who needs fast access to comprehensive coverage of all areas of torts and civil compensation law. CCH iKnowConnect provides seamless access to in-depth commentary, all relevant legislation, an expansive case library, regulatory resources and practical tools.

Torts areas included:


The torts – defamation practice area addresses the requirements of all elements of a defamation claim, defences, and remedies. Navigate easily to the latest reforms which aim to better balance the protection of individual reputations versus the freedom of expression, as well as clarify the rights and responsibilities of online intermediaries (such as social media platforms).

You can also purchase this practice area individually.

Medical negligence

The torts – medical negligence practice area addresses all issues Australia-wide, including all aspects of medical negligence litigation, professional liability of medical providers and hospitals, as well as funding and health administration.

Motor accidents

The torts – motor accidents practice area provides authoritative coverage of all aspects of motor accident law, common law and all statutory motor accident schemes Australia-wide.

Property torts

The property torts practice area addresses the elements of trespass to land and goods, conversion, detinue, fire damage to property and nuisance actions, as well as related topics concerning remedies, concurrent and vicarious liability, and the liability of public authorities and the Crown.

You can also purchase this practice area individually.

Public liability

The torts – public liability practice area addresses all aspects of personal injury law, from occupiers liability to institutional liability (abuse law) claims, with extensive coverage of both the common law and all statutory personal injury schemes Australia-wide. Professional liability in Australia is also covered, categorised into easy to navigate areas of profession, as well as the nuances of pure economic loss claims.

Workers compensation

The torts – workers compensation practice area addresses the numerous legal issues which arise when managing workers compensation claims, assessing whether compensation is payable, and enabling return to work, with coverage in all Australian jurisdictions in both statutory and common law workplace negligence claims.

You can also purchase this practice area individually.

Why CCH iKnowConnect?

A faster, more accurate search experience

With content created for the online user, CCH iKnowConnect delivers curated search results so you can find the right answer faster, providing a more efficient research experience.

360° navigation

If you prefer to begin research with legislation, our powerful 360° view of key legislation connects each provision with the best and most relevant content – including related legislation, in-depth commentary, cases and regulatory resources.

In-depth analysis and commentary

Our commentary is written by legal practitioners, for legal practitioners. The torts practice area provides in-depth commentary and analysis, written in a practical and simple-to-understand language, covering topics such as principles of liability, and all aspects of damages and limitation periods, seamlessly linked to primary source material.

Expansive case library

CCH iKnowConnect includes over 3,000 curated torts cases (with headnotes) from the High Court, Federal Court and state and territory Supreme Courts, dating back to 1984, plus 1,100 workers compensation tribunal cases dating back to 2004.

Our integration with AustLii also ensures that you have seamless access to the largest source of case-related information.

Practical tools

Our practical tools are designed to streamline your workflow by making it easier to execute a task, reach a conclusion or find an answer. Time-saving tools include checklists, document templates, resources for assessing damages and case finding tools.

Case finders

Using powerful filters, the CCH iKnowConnect case finders will narrow your search and help you compare damages. Finders include:

  • Defamation case finder
  • Coronial inquest case finder
  • Medical negligence case finder
  • Motor accident case finder
  • Public liability case finder
  • Institutional abuse case finder
  • Workplace negligence case finder
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Over 500 regulatory resources

Access key forms and regulatory guidelines for the areas of workers compensation and motor accidents. For common law claims, access the practice directions in the uniform civil procedure courts in each state and territory.

News alerts

Keep up to date with the latest news, as and when developments happen.

Tailor your news alerts so that you receive them direct to your inbox on a daily or weekly basis.

Behind your research

CCH iKnowConnect is your premier research tool because of the people behind it. At Wolters Kluwer, we are known for taking nuanced information, across a broad range of sources. and distilling it into trusted and balanced commentary. This means you are better informed with independent, professional, and detailed analysis as you dig deeper into the legislation.

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