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Anyone know of any cases where someone has been negligently advised by a student who specialises in the specific field. I want to know how a court would rule if a student was to negligently inform someone, yes they have special expertise however they are students therefore don't have all the knowledge to properly advised someone.
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(Original post by zuzannablaze)
Anyone know of any cases where someone has been negligently advised by a student who specialises in the specific field. I want to know how a court would rule if a student was to negligently inform someone, yes they have special expertise however they are students therefore don't have all the knowledge to properly advised someone.
I don’t know a whole lot around this area of law other than the leading case Hedley Byrne v Heller...
upon looking into this further I cannot find a case which circulated around a student. They all seem to be surrounding big companies and touching into contract law (for negligent misinterpretation) as well as tort. The only thing I can say is would a student be given that level of duty of care to a client? In my opinion I don’t think so but if it ever was and the student owed a duty of care to advise their client in a correct and certain way then the tort of negligence will be followed. In that a breach of such duty would need to be established and then this being compared to that of a reasonable man. I’m no expert so what I’m saying may be slightly off but student or not and it’s a legitimate duty of care owed the court would rule based from precedent set in Hedley Byrne v Heller... hope that was of some help
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