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1) `Explain, using examples, the term duty of care'.
In Donoghue v Stevenson, Lord Atkin established the Neighbour principle as a test for deciding the
existence of duty of care. He said `you must take care to avoid acts and omissions which you can
reasonable foresee that can harm your…

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Finally, the thin skull rule is considered. In the case of Smith v Leech Brain, the claimant was burned on
the lip my molten metal. This led to a pre-cancerous condition, from which he died. The defendants,
were not only liable for the burn, but also for his death, as…


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