Breach of duty

The duty in negligence is not absolute. Negligence is failing to meet the standard of care that would be expected of a reasonable man in the circumstances of D. Thus once it is established that the defendant owed a duty the claimant must show that the defendant caused the harm by failing to take the care required by the duty. This raises two questions: first, what is the standard of care expected? And, second, did D’s conduct fall below that standard? In this lecture these issues are considered in detail.


Lecturer: Gianni Vuolo
Duration: 53 minutes (approx)


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