In this lecture we look at how the rules on duty in negligence apply to public bodies, that is authorities funded by and exercising functions for the public generally, whether operating on a national or local level. This is a complex area of study and so the recording begins with a general overview of the issues involved.
We then look specifically at the position of the police, and then at that of bodies with statutory duties or powers – these include the Health Services, education authorities, social services, local councils etc
Duration: 68 minutes (approx)
Lecturer: Gianni Vuolo
Order securely online and get immediate access to the lecture.
More recordings in the Law of Tort
- Negligence – liability for words and economic loss Q&A
- Negligence: liability for omissions and nervous shock Q&A
- Nuisance and Rylands v Fletcher Q&A
- Occupiers Liability Q&A 2
- Common law torts relating to land.
- Public bodies
- Negligence – economic loss
- Liability for omissions
- Causation and remoteness
- Breach of duty
- Negligence – psychiatric harm
- Defamation Q&A
- Negligence – psychiatric harm Q&A