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Developments in the law on duty of care – Olinga Tahzib published in Journal of Personal Injury Law

Olinga Tahzib published in the Journal of Personal Injury Law.

An article by Olinga Tahzib titled ‘Beyond the will-o’-the-wisp: duty of care after the death of the three-stage Caparo test’ has been published in the Journal of Personal Injury Law in June 2020 (J.P.I.Law, 2, 93-98).

In his article, Olinga reviews recent developments in the law governing the existence of a duty of care. For nearly three decades since Caparo Industries v Dickman the Courts have treated Lord Bridge’s speech as having laid down a general test, composed of three limbs, for determining the existence of a duty of care. A series of recent cases of the Supreme Court – in particular, Robinson v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police – have decisively dispelled this misinterpretation. In this article, Olinga briefly charts the history of the development of the test for the existence of a duty of care before summarising and commenting on the current position as recently clarified by the Supreme Court.

You can read the article on Westlaw here or on Lawtel here.

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Olinga Tahzib is a civil practitioner specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence and employment disputes. If you would like further information or to discuss any of the issues covered in this article, please contact Olinga Tahzib directly or via his clerks Graham Woods or Chris Rowe.


External Publications 8 Jun, 2020


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