Law in your backyard
The “Careless Colin” case study explored arranged a camping trip where his friends are injured and goods are damaged. It’s now time for you to discover how the tort of negligence applies in your jurisdiction.
What you need to do
Go online and find the law of negligence in your jurisdiction. If you live in Australia, consider finding out about the law from another State or common law jurisdiction.
In the Comments, share with other learners your findings.
When considering whether Colin breached his duty of care in your jurisdiction, what standard of care must Colin have exercised in order to avoid liability for the tort of negligence? Would the standard of care be different if Colin was a professional adventure guide or travel agent?
In your jurisdiction, would Colin have a defence that his friends consented to the risk of harm which occurred. What other defences might be available?
Don’t forget to contribute to the discussion by reviewing the comments made by other learners, making sure you provide constructive feedback and commentary.
Remember you can also ‘Like’ comments or follow other learners throughout the course.
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