Negligence – liability for words and economic loss Q&A


This audio visual lecture presentation demonstrates a logical approach to structuring and composing an answer to a question concerning liability in negligence for words causing economic loss.

Issues covered: duty of care: problems with duty for words; where C relies on words and suffers loss – Hedley Byrne v Heller; where 3rd party relies on words and C suffers loss; special relationship – hallmarks; reasonable reliance; duty of care for pure economic loss; breach of duty; causation and damage; vicarious liability, defences.

Duration: 110 minutes (approx)

Lecturer: Tracey Aquino

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