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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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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Keble College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Sub department:
Law Faculty
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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
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636283
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uuid:39e608cd-fe69-447b-8c06-d543afecdc70
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2016-08-08

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