Topic: Strict liability: what is it and why do we have it?

Presenter: Professor Allan Beever - University of Southampton

The seminar explores the nature of strict liability in the law of tort, specifically in the law of trespass. It seeks to identify what strict liability is and distinguish it properly from other possible forms of liability. It then examines why strict liability in the law of trespass takes the form that it does. In particular, it explains why the law requires intention, why intention is defined as it is, and why trespass is actionable per se.

All welcome, no RSVP required.

Contact: Beth Williams, ph: 334 69350, email:


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