“It seems the courts often have a great deal of trouble with the notion of causation. Or, at least, that’s the view one would come to if, ignoring the judicial decisions themselves, one concerned oneself only with academic commentary about many of those decisions. Nor are matters improved when, speaking or writing extra-judicially, judges themselves say they (or their brethren) have got things wrong about causation. But how hard can causation be? It is, after all, a notion we invoke almost every moment of our ordinary lives …” (more)
William Lucy, review of Sarah Green, Causation in Negligence, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2015, 175 pp, hb £50.00. Modern Law Review, Volume 79, Issue 1, pages 188–193, January 2016. Article first published online: 15 JAN 2016, DOI: 10.1111/1468-2230.12172.