Emily Gordon, review of The Statutory Foundations of Negligence by Mark Leeming

The Statutory Foundations of Negligence. By Mark Leeming. [Alexandria, NSW: The Federation Press, 2019. xxx + 194 pp. Hardback $135.00. ISBN 978-1-760-02195-5.] It has been said that ‘lawyers love the common law, [and] hate statutes’ (p 2, quoting Kirby J in Vigolo v Bostin [2004] HCA Transcripts 107). Certainly when one thinks of the law of negligence, it is often to certain landmark or memorable cases that one’s mind initially leaps: the snail in Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562, perhaps, or the flying cricket balls of Bolton v Stone [1951] A.C. 850. Thoughts are less likely to turn immediately to the many pieces of legislation that form a part of the complex law concerning negligence … (more)

Emily Gordon, Cambridge Law Journal, Volume 80, Issue 1, March 2021, pp 194-197, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008197321000118.

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