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Contributory Negligence on Appeal

James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan, "Contributory Negligence on Appeal" (2017) (April) New Law Journal pp.18-19

Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 57/2017

2 Pages Posted: 29 Mar 2017  

James Goudkamp

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Donal Nolan

University of Oxford - Faculty of Law

Date Written: March 29, 2017

Abstract

Contributory negligence is a private law doctrine of considerable practical importance, and trial court decisions applying the doctrine are frequently the subject of appeals. In this article, we report the key findings of an empirical study of the operation of the contributory negligence doctrine in the Court of Appeal. A fuller report of the results of our study can be found in James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan, “Contributory Negligence in the Court of Appeal: An Empirical Study” (2017) 37 Legal Studies (forthcoming). This study builds upon an earlier exploration of the handling of the contributory negligence doctrine at first instance: James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan, “Contributory Negligence in the Twenty-First Century: An Empirical Study of First Instance Decisions” (2016) 79 Modern Law Review 575.

Keywords: tort law, contributory negligence, appeals, appellate review, apportionment

JEL Classification: K13

Suggested Citation

Goudkamp, James and Nolan, Donal, Contributory Negligence on Appeal (March 29, 2017). James Goudkamp and Donal Nolan, "Contributory Negligence on Appeal" (2017) (April) New Law Journal pp.18-19; Oxford Legal Studies Research Paper No. 57/2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2942845

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