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date: 12 June 2024

p. 323. Negligence II: Breach of Dutylocked

p. 323. Negligence II: Breach of Dutylocked

  • Dr Karen DyerDr Karen DyerFormerly Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Portsmouth
  •  and Dr Anil BalanDr Anil BalanSenior Lecturer, King’s College London

Abstract

Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. This chapter discusses negligence in terms of breach of duty. To answer questions on this topic, students need to understand the following: the concept of duty of care in negligence; the objective standard of care: the ‘reasonable person’ and factors relevant to the standard of care; variations of the objective standard: children, emergency situations, sporting events, and skilled persons ‘professing to have a special skill’; and res ipsa loquitur.

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