Who then in law is my neighbour? Donoghue v Stevenson: The Paisley Snail Case

by ScotsLawBlog on September 28, 2011

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80 years on, Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562 remains one of the world’s most famous delict/tort cases.

To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Lord Atkin’s judgment, there is to be an international conference on May 25 & 26, 2012. This should generate wide interest and indeed attendance from around the legal world.

The conference celebrates inter alia Lord Atkin’s immortal words:

Who then in law is my neighbour? The answer seems to be persons who are so closely and directly affected by my act that I ought reasonably to have them in contemplation as being so affected when I am directing my mind to the acts or omissions which are called in question.

For more on the case see Donoghue v Stevenson on Wikipedia and an introduction to Donoghue v Stevenson on YouTube.

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For more on the conference itself and details of the Call for Papers submission deadline of 1 November 2011, please see these blog posts:-

Edinburgh Centre for Commercial Law
Faculty Law Conference Updates
Wall Street Journal
Law Professors

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