Understand the impact of the law of negligence.

The following topic forms part of the Mandatory Unit Aspects of Legal Liability.

Understand the impact of the law of negligence:

Existence of a duty of care: historical introduction; neighbour principle (Donaghue v Stevenson); three-part test (Caparo).

Breach of duty: standard of the reasonable man; factors affecting standard of care – special characteristics of the defendant; special characteristics of the claimant; degree of risk; taking precautions; benefits of taking the risk; relevant case law.

Damage: physical injury; to property; causation, intervening events, remoteness of damage (Wagon Mound).


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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma in Applied Law course

Unlawful Homicide and Police Powers

Aspects of Property Offences and Police Powers.

Contract Law

Consumer Law

Aspects of the Law of Tort.

Aspects of Employment Law.

Aspects of Family Law

Dispute solving in the Legal System (Mandatory)

Understanding Law Making (Mandatory)

Aspects of Legal Liability (Mandatory)