Introduction to Negligence

Introduction to Negligence

Making negligence law accessible, this course applies fundamental legal principles to a single practical scenario to clarify the key elements of a cause of action.

An introduction to English negligence law and the key elements of a cause of action: duty, breach, causation, remoteness, defences, remedies.
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Who is it for?

This introduction to negligence law course is ideal for trainee solicitors, legal apprentices and paralegals.

Course content


Structured by an engaging practical scenario involving the collision of a cruise ship with a fishing boat, our introductory negligence course equips delegates with an understanding of the following legal principles:

  • Duty of care: from Donoghue, to Caparo to Robinson
  • Standard of care: the objective standard and its exceptions
  • Breach of duty: falling below the standard of care
  • Causation: the “but for” test and its limitations
  • Remoteness: reasonable foreseeability and intervening acts
  • Common defences & remedies: an overview


As a result of completing this course, you will have increased confidence in how the core principles of a cause of action in negligence fit together in practice and a broader understanding of the foundational case law in each area.


An online, interactive course delivered via zoom to facilitate a combination of group discussion and live teaching.


2 hours


Max 16

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