Nervous Shock- Establishing Duty of Care

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First part of Nervous shock topic in A2 Law of tort

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1 Has C suffered a recognised psychiatric injury?
1.1 Yes - Apply normal Caparo rules - Is harm foreseeable?
1.1.1 No - No duty owed.
1.1.2 Yes - Is there sufficient proximity?
1.1.2.1 Yes - Is it Fair, Just and Reasonable?
1.1.2.1.1 Yes - Duty owed
1.1.2.1.2 No - No duty owed.
1.1.2.1.3 White v CC South Yorkshire
1.1.2.2 Bourhill v Young
1.1.3 Bourhill v Young
1.1.4 Dulieu v White
1.2 No - Use Alcock rules - does C have close ties to the victim?
1.2.1 Yes - was C at the scene or the immediate aftermath?
1.2.1.1 Yes- Did C witness the events?
1.2.1.1.1 Yes- Duty owed
1.2.1.1.2 No - No duty owed.
1.2.1.1.3 Boyle v Keegan
1.2.1.2 Alcock
1.2.2 No - No duty owed
1.2.3 McLoughlin v O'Brian
1.2.4 Bourhill v Young
1.3 Vernon v Bosley
1.4 Reilly v Mersyside

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