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    When establishing a duty of care in gross negligence manslaughter would a husband and wife be sufficient for this? I'm not sure how different this is from civil law, any relevant cases where this has come up?

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    Look into the current Michael Jackson case with Dr Conrad Murray, he is being done for involuntary manslaughter through gross negligence. Its only just going through court, is that the type of thing you mean?



    I don't know too much about this kind of thing, but the charge is similar and it will no doubt be well publicised.
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    (Original post by x7gardind)
    When establishing a duty of care in gross negligence manslaughter would a husband and wife be sufficient for this? I'm not sure how different this is from civil law, any relevant cases where this has come up?

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    Er, it depends on the case. The requirements are (1) Proximity (which is what you're asking) (2) Whether the action was reasonably foreseeable (3) Whether it's fair, just and reasonable to impose a duty.
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    The case of Wacker confirmed that the civil law concept of duty of care applies for establishing gross negligence manslaughter.
    I'm not sure that a spouse does owe a duty to another spouse. Whilst a parent and child relationship clearly does (Gibbons v Proctor) this does not extend to siblings (R v Evans) it probaly depends on the circumstances.
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    Hi all....

    I need urgent help regarding the duty of care matter in gross negligence manslaughter regarding the case of r v evans [2009] it was the 1st homicide drug case in which a legal duty of care was established...but what is the legal and social significance/impact of this case???

    any help wud b appreciated!!

    thankyou.
 
 
 
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