Call for Submissions: University of Western Australia Law Review, special number on Causation

Requirements of causation are pervasive in the law. In most private disputes, the defendant is only liable to the plaintiff if the plaintiff can satisfy a requirement of causation. Usually, this means that a plaintiff must prove that the defendant’s conduct caused the plaintiff’s loss. Causation thus acts as one of the essential gatekeepers of legal liability. But causal concepts also extend beyond this primary role, infusing considerations relating to a defendant’s ‘scope of liability’ and informing the law’s grant of remedies … (more)

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