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Assumption of responsibility: four questions

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Although the assumption of responsibility concept pervades the English law of negligence, its meaning remains hazy and its significance contested. While the courts employ the language of assumption of responsibility on a regular basis, no clear judicial definition of it has emerged. And commentators are divided as to whether assumption of responsibility is a distinct ground on which liability is imposed, or merely a foil for policy arguments – or for another, more general, test for the recogn...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1093/clp/cuz002

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Journal:
Current Legal Problems More from this journal
Volume:
72
Issue:
1
Pages:
123–158
Publication date:
2019-07-13
Acceptance date:
2019-04-11
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EISSN:
2044-8422
ISSN:
0070-1998
Language:
English
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pubs:994733
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uuid:22a56776-b3c2-4b3d-a02f-460a11847c9e
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pubs:994733
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994733
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2019-04-28

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