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Southwestern Law School

Monday, April 10, 2017

Justice Applegarth on Lord Atkin

Peter Applegarth, of the Supreme Court of Queensland, has also developed historical expertise on Lord Atkin.  Atkin is best known for his 1932 judgment in Donoghue v. Stevenson (the Paisley Snail), a foundational case in English and Commonwealth tort law.  In that case, Atkin established a duty of care from manufacturers to consumers based on the "neighbour principle".  Justice Applegarth has written this article about Lord Atkin and his father:  Download The Australian article 23.1.16, and delivered this lecture at the Selden Society Lecture series in October 2015.

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