publication . Thesis . 1996

Professional negligence reconsidered

DeVries, Ubaldus R M Th;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 1996
  • Publisher: Dublin City University. DCU Business School
  • Country: Ireland
This thesis examines the concept of professional negligence. In doing so, it aims to find the distinguishing factors that characterize professional negligence as against other types of negligence. It seeks to emphasize the functions, duties and activities of professional people, rather than any examination of their status. The thesis demonstrates that this concept is based on a "broadspectrum" duty of care with specific obligations, particular to professional conduct. Consequently, this thesis argues whether society is looking at some change to the presumed responsibilities of a particular socio-economic grouping in Ireland or whether the law of tort merely seek...
free text keywords: Law, Negligence Ireland; Professional negligence;
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