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3 - The Scope of the Tort of Negligence

from Part II - The Tort System in Theory

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 August 2018

Peter Cane
Affiliation:
Australian National University, Canberra
James Goudkamp
Affiliation:
University of Oxford
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This chapter delineates the duty of care concept in English law. The overarching claim made is that the main function of the concept is to define the boundaries of liability for damage caused by negligent conduct by reference to what are commonly called ‘policy considerations'.
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Print publication year: 2018

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