Negligence – liability for words Q&A


This presentation demonstrates how to structure and answer a question concerning liability in negligence for words causing economic loss and includes advice on answering questions in tort generally.

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; defences.


Duration: 76 minutes (approx)

Lecturer: Tracey Aquino


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