Negligence - Duty Of Care

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This is a quiz on the law of negligence, in particular the law relating to Duty of Care


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Caparo v Dickman [1990]

    • B. 

      Donoghue v Stevenson [1932]

    • C. 

      Bourhill v Young [1942]

    • D. 

      Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1988]

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      Was the loss to the defendant foreseeable, was there insuffcicient proximity and is it equitable to impose a duty of care?

    • B. 

      The persons are so directly affected, the defendant ought to reasonable have the claimant in contemplation and they are affected by the defendants acts or omissions?

    • C. 

      Was the loss to the claimant foreseeable, was there sufficient proximity between the parties, is it fair, just and reasonable, on public policy grounds, to impose a duty of care?

  • 3. 
    Is the test for foreseeability objective or subjective?
    • A. 

      Objective

    • B. 

      Subjective

  • 4. 
    • A. 

      The motorcyclist could not have foreseen that she would be harmed by his negligence

    • B. 

      The case passed the foreseeability test but it failed on the proximity test

    • C. 

      It wasn't fair, just and reasonable that liability in negligence should be imposed

  • 5. 
    There is generally no liability in tort for injury or damage caused by omissions. True or false?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Police immunity is not absolute. Which case established this principle?
    • A. 

      Leach v Chief Constable of Gloucestershire Constabulary [1999]

    • B. 

      Hill v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire [1988]

    • C. 

      Osman v United Kingdom [1999]

    • D. 

      Orange v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2001]

  • 7. 
    Unjustifiable and unnecessary interference means the rescuer will be taken to have accepted the risk so no duty will be owed to him from the defendant. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Rescuers who suffer psychiatric harm receieve favourable treatment in court. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    Damages are recoverable for sorrow and grief. True or False?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    • A. 

      White v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police [1999]

    • B. 

      Walker v Northumberland County Council [1995]

    • C. 

      Page v Smith [1995]

    • D. 

      Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire [1992]