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Tort Liability for Business
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- explain the requirements (elements) of a range of different torts that impact on professionals in business
- apply relevant legal concepts and principles to analyse and solve a case study
- communicate legal concepts effectively in written and oral activities using clear, concise and appropriate language.
- Introduction to torts
- Principles of tort liability, overview of negligence & duty of care
- The duty of care
- Breach of the duty of care
- Professional negligence & pure economic loss
- Damages & defences
- Intentional infliction of purely economic loss - an overview and vicarious liability
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Business organisations are faced with exposure to liability in tort in a number of ways. A small accountancy may be exposed to liability for professional negligence or negligent misstatement. A public relations consultancy or company with an active Facebook presence may be exposed to liability for defamation. Organisations of all sizes may face risks such as those relating to occupiers’ liability, the general law of negligence and a range of other torts. Tort Liability for Business equips business students with a practical understanding tort liability generally, as well as an examination of several torts with relevance to business organisations. The subject considers how potential exposure to liability can inform strategies designed to reduce, mitigate and indemnifying against such risk exposure. This practical and focused approach to select legal doctrines seeks to enhance students’ entrepreneurial mindset and further equip their career-capable toolkit. In addition, the subject develops students’ capacity as effective communicators.
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