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(p. 147) 7. Breach of duty: the standard of care 

(p. 147) 7. Breach of duty: the standard of care
(p. 147) 7. Breach of duty: the standard of care

Kirsty Horsey

and Erika Rackley

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date: 15 October 2018

Once it has been established that there is a sufficient relationship between the parties to establish a duty, the question then arises whether the defendant has been in breach of this duty. This involves a number of issues, many of which are obscured by resort to the judgment of the ‘reasonable man’. The defendant’s behaviour must have fallen below the level of the standard of care owed, which defines the level of safety a claimant is entitled to expect.

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