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Causation in fact

Carol Brennan

in Tort Law Concentrate

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2013 | ISBN: 9780199671984
Published online December 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191781988 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/he/9780199671984.003.0007

Series: Concentrate

Causation in fact

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Each Concentrate revision guide is packed with essential information, key cases, revision tips, exam Q&As, and more. Concentrates show you what to expect in a law exam, what examiners are looking for, and how to achieve extra marks. This chapter discusses the law on causation in fact. Causation in fact can be addressed by the ‘but-for’ test. However, the but-for test is inadequate to establish causation in a number of different situations: unknown causes, cumulative causes, and consecutive causes.

Keywords: tort law; case law; causation; but-for test

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Subjects: Tort Law ; Study and Revision

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