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Contributory negligence in practice

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In this article we report the results of an empirical study of 368 first instance decisions on the contributory negligence doctrine handed down in England and Wales between 2000 and 2014. The two central questions considered were: how often a defendant's plea of contributory negligence was successful; and by how much a claimant's damages were reduced when a finding of contributory negligence was made. We also considered the extent to which the answers to these questions depended on the follow...

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Peer reviewed
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University of Oxford
Department:
Keble College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Law, Law Faculty
Publisher:
LexisNexis Publisher's website
Journal:
New Law Journal Journal website
Volume:
166
Issue:
7709
Pages:
11-13
Publication date:
2016-07-29
Acceptance date:
2016-07-25
ISSN:
0306-6479
Pubs id:
pubs:636283
URN:
uri:39e608cd-fe69-447b-8c06-d543afecdc70
UUID:
39e608cd-fe69-447b-8c06-d543afecdc70
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pubs:636283

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