Breach of statutory duty in the Supreme Court: formalism triumphs over functionality

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Abstract

Considers the issue of breach of statutory duty in the Supreme Court in light of the decision in Campbell v Peter Gordon Joiners Ltd on whether a company director was liable for the company's failure to ensure adequate employers' liability insurance was in place in accordance with the Employers' Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-192
Number of pages12
JournalScots Law Times
Volume34
Early online date11 Nov 2016
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2016

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Keywords

  • Delict, breach of statutory duty, statutory interpretation

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