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The Tort of Negligence


Negligence means it is a civil wrong. E.g. cleaner not cleaning up & someone falls.

When someone acts carelessly.



To Prove Negligence:

They owe a duty of care
They have breached this duty.
This breach causes damage.


Duty of Care

Caparo V Dickman
Laid down the…

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Is there a proximate relationship between the claimant and the
defendant?

Test comes from Donoghue V Stephenson.



"Persons who are so closely and directly affected by my act that I ought reasonably to have them in
my contemplation."



Hill V Chief Constable of West Yorkshire


-A serial killer had been…

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