LAW10190 Negligence and Related Matters

Academic Year 2022/2023

The topics covered in this module will be:, Negligence;The Duty of Care; The standard of care; Policy considerations in negligence; Negligent Misstatement; Nervous Shock; Economic Loss; Omissions; Liability of public authorities; Professional negligence; Causation and remoteness of damage. The module is taught on a comparative basis with other common law jurisdictions.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students should be able to:

- Demonstrate knowledge of the principles governing each area of the module through use of appropriate legal terminology.
- Comprehend the principles of each area of the module and the difference between each area of the module.
- Provide an analysis, discussion and commentary upon each area of the module.
- Apply the principles arising from each area to novel factual scenarios.

Indicative Module Content:

Negligence topics as set out above.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Lectures via power point. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW10240 - Law of Tort, LAW41970 - Advanced Tort Law 1

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: 2 Hour written examination. 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Dr Sarah Fulham-Mcquillan Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Mr Paul Ward Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Somsubhra Banerjee Tutor
Lynn Clarke-Hearty Tutor