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Summary of Civil Law

Issues such as negligence, slander, libel, nuisance and vicarious liability are regulated under this doctrine.

  • Negligence

    An action for negligence demands two points be established, firstly the claimant must demonstrate the defendant owed him a Duty of Care, secondly the defendant failed in that duty resulting in loss or damage to the claimant.

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  • Contributory Negligence

    If it can be shown that the actions of a claimant for damages contributed negligently to his own loss the courts will reduce or dismiss his claim for compensation accordingly.

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  • Defamation, Libel and Slander

    Defamation may be defined as the publication of a statement which tends to lower a person in the estimation of his peers. A defamatory statement or representation in permanent form is a libel, but if spoken by words or gestures, a slander.

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  • Nuisance

    For the purpose of this section a nuisance may be either private or public. The claimant may bring an action in private nuisance where the defendant unlawfully interferes with his use or enjoyment of his land or some right attached to it. A public nuisance may be defined as an unlawful act or omission which affects the comfort and convenience of those affected by it.

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  • Evidence

    This section deals with questions of evidence and testimony given in a Civil Court.

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  • Employers and Occupiers Liability

    This section deals with the duty of care owed to employees by employers and the liability of an occupier to those who lawfully come onto his land.

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  • Strict and Vicarious Liability

    Although Civil Law is predominantly fault based there are instances in which liability may be imposed without negligence on the defendants part. Further, there are circumstances where an employer may be held liable for the negligent actions of his employees.

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  • Other

    If your question is not covered by the above sections or if you are unsure which area of Civil Law your enquiry falls under, please select this option.

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