Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning


Sharon Hanson notes that success in law is reliant on knowledge of substantive law, the application of competent study and a variety of skills. In order to be successful all of the skills need to work effectively together. Of the generic skills, critical thinking skills are thought of as having a dual function and are often referred to as transferable skills.

In light of this, critically discuss the judgement of the House of Lords in the case of Donoghue v Stevenson.1 Evaluate why the case is important in the development of English law of negligence and relevant extensions made to the applicable legal principle in recent times.


S Hanson, Legal Method, Skills and Reasoning (3rd edn, Cavendish Publishing 2010)

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