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•According to the law, professionals and experts are held to a higher standard of care

•In other words, the courts will hold a professional to the standard of a reasonable professional in their field of expertise

•For this chapter's journal entry:


1) Comment on whether you think it is fair or unfair of the courts to do the above and explain why;

2) Explain how knowing the court's approach to professional liability should help someone who intends to practise in an occupation where liability is potentially an issue (i.e. why is it essential that professionals keep up-to-date with changes in their occupation?); and

3) Provide an opinion on whether or not the final judgment in Hedley Byrne v. Heller was fair and explain why you think so.


To view a full text version of Hedley Byrne v. Heller, go to: http://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/markup.cgi?doc=/uk/cases/UKHL/1963/4.html

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