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Law Taster Webinar: Negligence | 28 April 14:00-15:00 BST

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Law – Negligence

With Dr Nancy Siboe From Solent University & Dr Alex Dymock From Goldsmiths, University of London

April 28 @ 14:00 - 15:00

Solent University: Dr Nancy Siboe will present Duty of Care not to ‘foreseeably’ harm others. Following an introduction to the tort of negligence, the talk will then move on to examine duty of care with a particular focus on a special category of defendants: children and people with special skills. The talk will close with a Q & A. During the talk, Nancy will give participants an insight into studying Law at Solent University.

Goldsmiths, University of London: Dr Alex Dymock will present Psychiatric Harm in Negligence: In Need of Radical Reform? This talk will discuss debates about whether we should treat psychiatric harm as seriously as physical harm in negligence. I will provide a brief overview of how liability for psychiatric harm is established, followed by a case study of potential claims for psychiatric harm that may arise from those affected by the Grenfell Tower fires, and whether the current law is fit for purpose. The talk typifies the law-In-context approach to teaching we take at Goldsmiths, and will conclude with a Q&A.

Suitable for: Year 12/IB1 & 13/IB2 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Law and related disciplines. Student groups, and individual students and teachers are very welcome to join us.

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