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  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  AC 562, perhaps, or the flying cricket balls of Bolton v Stone  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.