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OMISSION = failure to do

Generally speaking, failing to do
something will not impose criminal
liability on you. This is because it can
impose an unfair burden on people.
However, it is fair to impose a duty
on a person in some circumstances.
The majority of omissions come…

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The general rule about doctors' duty comes from
Airedale NHS v Bland

R v Adomako

Therefore, a medical omission will not be a crime when
medical professional does everything in the best
interests of the patient
and gives them the care they owe as part of the
duty of…

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assist, for fear of being sued or prosecuted for unintentional
injury or wrongful death.
England & Wales don't have a `Good Samaritan' law, unlike
other countries such as France and the Netherlands.
When Princess Diana died in the car crash and
photographers stood around taking photos, the French
threatened to…


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