Test yourself

Write one word in each gap.

1.  There three types of torts: (1 p.) torts (i.e. deliberate), (1 p.) (i.e. when the duty of care is breached) and strict (1 p.) .

2.  If you want to sue someone for negligence, you must prove that they (1 p.) their duty of care.

3.  Under the law of tort you are liable for your (1 p.) (i.e. things you do) and (1 p.) (i.e. things you don’t do but you should do).

4.  To prove negligence you need to prove that the defendant (1 p.) you a duty of care, that the duty was breached and you have suffered (1 p.) .

5.  In Donoghue v. Stevenson (1932) case Lord Atkin defined negligence by saying: “You must take (1 p.) care to avoid acts and (1 p.) which you can reasonably (1 p.) would be likely to injure your (1 p.) i.e. someone who can be directly affected by your act.”

6.  The only (1 p.) the court can award for injuries caused by negligence is an award of (1 p.) .

7.  In injury to the person court can award damages for pain and (1 p.) . (1 p.) of earnings including (1 p.) earnings.

8.  Libel is defamation in (1 p.) form and is (1 p.) per se, i.e. without having to prove that there was actual (1 p.) .

9.  When the defendant is partly to blame for the damage suffered, the negligence is (1 p.) .