Omissions

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  • Omissions
    • Omission is a failure to act, even in emergency situations there is no duty of care to act.
      • E.g. If someone was drowning, you as a passer by have no duty to help them.
      • However, in some situations a duty of care arises.
      • Should a person fail to act, it can form the basis of the actus reus.
    • Duty of Care
      • Contract: Pittwood and Adomako.
      • Relationship: Smith and Harris V Harris
      • Assumption of care: Stone and Dobbinson, and Instan.
      • Dangerous situation: Miller and Bermudez.
  • Omission is a failure to act, even in emergency situations there is no duty of care to act.
    • E.g. If someone was drowning, you as a passer by have no duty to help them.
    • However, in some situations a duty of care arises.
    • Should a person fail to act, it can form the basis of the actus reus.

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