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Breach of Statutory Duty

Introduction

Questions on breach of statutory duty may appear in examinations and usually involve a consideration as to whether a breach of statutory duty gives rise to a cause of action in tort. Such questions can also contain issues such as causation, together with employer’s liability and contributory negligence.

Question 13

Regulations made under the (fictitious) Oil Products (Protection of Workers) Act 1997 provide, inter alia, that: ‘Employers shall ensure that all workers engaged in the manufacture of oil products wear the protective clothing prescribed in these Regulations when they are at work or likely to ...

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