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Tort Law Quiz

Test yourself on the principles of tort law.

This quiz selects 50 random questions from the Ipsa Loquitur Tort Law question bank, so the quiz will be different each time you take it. To take all the questions on a particular subject, visit that subject's revision page.

 

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What is the purpose of damages in tort?

2 / 50

What three elements must a claimant show to establish the tort of intentional infliction of emotional harm?

3 / 50

The claimant alleges that the practical manner in which the local authority implemented a decision harmed them. When will a duty of care be owed by the local authority?

4 / 50

If the defendant touches the claimant accidentally but refuses to end the contact when asked, has the defendant committed the tort of battery?

 

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If the defendant's negligence injures the claimant, but the claimant would have suffered the same injury later on, can the claimant establish factual causation after the date of the second, inevitable injury?

6 / 50

What factors are relevant to whether the defence of illegality is established? (Four answers)

7 / 50

If a risk arising from land is obvious, what must the occupier do to warn visitors to discharge their duty of care under the Occupiers Liability act 1957?

8 / 50

What standard of care is imposed on children in the tort of negligence?

9 / 50

What three matters must the claimant establish to show that the defendant has committed private nuisance against them?

10 / 50

What standard of care is owed to a trespasser under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984?

11 / 50

What 3 things must the claimant establish to show a duty of care exists in novel cases?

12 / 50

What factors are relevant to whether the claimant waived liability for risk for the purposes of volenti non fit injuria? (Five answers)

13 / 50

How does the occupier's duty change, if at all, if the visitor is a child?

14 / 50

What three factors indicate that damages in lieu of an injunction should be granted in an injunction claim?

15 / 50

For the purposes of establishing the rule in Rylands v Fletcher, what is a non-natural use?

16 / 50

In private nuisance, what is the effect on the assessment of reasonableness that the claimant's use was especially sensitive to the nuisance?

17 / 50

When reducing damages for contributory negligence, can the court make a 100% reduction?

 

18 / 50

Can a person sue in public nuisance if they do not have a property interest in affected land?

 

19 / 50

When will an injunction be refused despite the relevant test being met? (Three answers)

20 / 50

If a claimant acquires a cause of action but dies in the process or is subsequently killed, what happens to the cause of action?

21 / 50

What factors indicate that there is a relationship 'akin to employment' between the defendant and primary tortfeasor for the purposes of vicarious liability?

22 / 50

What is the consequence of proving contributory negligence?

23 / 50

Can liability be excluded for a breach of the Occupiers Liability Act 1957?

24 / 50

How does a claimant establish factual causation in tort?

25 / 50

When is a child competent to give consent to an action which would otherwise constitute a personal interference tort?

26 / 50

There is a presumption that a breach of health and safety statutes give rise to a separate action for breach of statutory duty. True or false?

27 / 50

What state of mind must the defendant possess before a claimant can establish the tort of false imprisonment?

28 / 50

Are restitutionary damages ever available in tort?

29 / 50

What duty of care is owed by occupiers to their visitors?

30 / 50

Are occupiers liable to visitors for harms arising from activities performed on their land?

31 / 50

You are dealing with a claim where the defendant has attempted to exclude liability against a consumer for negligence. Which Act determines whether the notice is valid?

32 / 50

Do police owe a duty to protect the confidentiality of informants?

 

33 / 50

When is the manner in which the harm was caused relevant to remoteness of damage?

34 / 50

What 4 conditions must be met before the defendant is deemed to have 'assumed responsibility' for the claimant's pure economic loss (and therefore owe the claimant a duty of care)?

35 / 50

In what three scenarios are exemplary damages available in tort?

36 / 50

You are dealing with a claim where the defendant has attempted to exclude liability against another business for negligence. Which Act determines whether the notice is valid?

37 / 50

Who can bring an action for public nuisance? (Two answers)

38 / 50

What does it mean if the defendant adopted a private nuisance?

39 / 50

If the defendant did not directly cause a nuisance themselves, what must that the claimant show to demonstrate the defendant is responsible for a private nuisance? (Two answers)

40 / 50

If an act of the claimant, nature or a third party was the kind of thing the defendant's duty was supposed to guard against, can it break the chain of legal causation?

41 / 50

What reductions can be made to a damages award made for dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976?

42 / 50

What two matters must the defendant show to establish the defence of volenti non fit injuria?

43 / 50

To establish public or private nuisance, does the claimant need to show that the defendant had a property interest in the land?

 

44 / 50

The claimant moves through a toll booth operated by the defendant. They then decide they want to leave, but the defendant will not let them past unless they pay a small fee. Has the defendant committed the tort of false imprisonment?

45 / 50

What five matters must the claimant prove to show that the defendant owes them a non-delegable duty of care?

46 / 50

If the claimant's chances of negotiating their way out of an economic loss have been reduced from 48% to 21% by the defendant's negligence, can they establish factual causation?

 

47 / 50

What must the defendant demonstrate to establish contributory negligence? (Two answers)

48 / 50

For the purposes of the tort of false imprisonment, in which of these scenarios is the claimant 'detained'?

49 / 50

What three matters must the claimant prove to establish the tort of intentional infliction of harm?

50 / 50

Can something which is inherent in how the product operates constitute a defect for the purposes of the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

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