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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 are the elements for determining whether a prohibitory injunction should be granted? (Three answers)

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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?

3 / 50

The claimant has sued the defendant for false imprisonment. They claim that they initially consented to the detention, but later withdrew their consent. The defendant shows that it would be very costly and inconvenient to put this withdrawal of consent into effect. Is the defendant liable for false imprisonment?

 

4 / 50

What is the purpose of damages in tort?

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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?

 

6 / 50

When will the defendant be liable for the tort of false imprisonment as a primary defendant (not vicariously) where the detention was imposed by a third-party?

7 / 50

Complete this sentence. People engaging in consensual ‘horseplay’ are only negligent if...

8 / 50

If a claimant succeeds in establishing a tort and is awarded contemptuous damages, the defendant must pay their costs. True or false?

 

9 / 50

If the escape in issue in a Rylands v Fletcher kind of case was caused by an act of nature, is the defendant liable?

10 / 50

What are the elements for determining whether a mandatory injunction should be granted? (Four answers)

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What must the claimant who is a trespasser show to demonstrate that a duty is owed to them under the Occupiers Liability Act 1984? (Three answers)

12 / 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?

13 / 50

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

14 / 50

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

 

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If the defendant owes the claimant a duty to inform them as to the risks involved in an activity, what risks must the defendant tell the claimant of to fulfil the duty?

16 / 50

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

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What are the four matters the claimant must show to establish the rule in Rylands v Fletcher?

18 / 50

The claimant alleges that a local authority failed to exercise a statutory discretion which does not involve policy considerations, and caused them harm. When does the local authority owe them a duty of care in this scenario?

19 / 50

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

20 / 50

When does the Bolam test not apply when determining if a professional is in breach of their duty in negligence?

21 / 50

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

22 / 50

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

23 / 50

Which of the following are 'occupiers' of land? (Two answers)

24 / 50

When will an act of a third party break the chain of legal causation?

25 / 50

The standard of care in negligence lowered for learners, trainees or the inexperienced. True or false?

 

26 / 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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What does unforeseeable mean for the purposes of legal causation in negligence?

28 / 50

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?

29 / 50

What is the test for determining whether there is a duty of care in non-novel cases?

30 / 50

What are the 'trio of considerations' when establishing the defence of illegality?

31 / 50

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

32 / 50

Which four of the following are defences to a claim under the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

33 / 50

What two criteria must be established for the doctrine of res ipsa loquitur to apply in negligence?

34 / 50

What four things must a secondary victim establish to show that the defendant owes them a duty of care to avoid causing psychiatric harm?

35 / 50

When is an exclusion notice relating to economic loss or property damage invalid under the Consumer Rights Act 2015?

36 / 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?

37 / 50

What can be claimed using a dependency claim under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976? (Two answers)

38 / 50

When is a product 'defective' for the purposes of the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

39 / 50

What must be established to hold a supplier who is not primarily liable under the Consumer Protection Act 1987 liable for defects in a product?

40 / 50

When is an exclusion notice relating to economic loss or property damage invalid under the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977?

41 / 50

When is the defence of volenti non fit injuria unavailable to the defendant?

42 / 50

What kinds of damage cannot be recovered using a claim under the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

43 / 50

The default rule is that an injunction will be granted to restrain any public or private nuisance. True or false?

 

44 / 50

When do fire and ambulance services owe a duty to people who request their aid? (Two answers)

45 / 50

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

46 / 50

In what three scenarios are exemplary damages available in tort?

47 / 50

What must a claimant show to prove that a statutory duty of care is applicable in their case?

48 / 50

Can liability be excluded for a breach of the Consumer Protection Act 1987?

49 / 50

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

50 / 50

An occupier of land has put up a sign warning pedestrians that a bridge is dangerous and they should not use it. A visitor reads the sign but crosses the bridge because it is his only route home, and is injured as a result. Is the occupier liable under the Occupiers Liability Act 1957?

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