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D&F Estates Ltd v Church Comrs for England and Wales

D&F Estates Ltd v Church Commissioners for England and Wales AC 177; 2 All ER 992 was a landmark House of Lords judgment in English law which restricted the duty of care in negligence to cases of physical damage and injury rather than pure economic loss. [1]

17 relations: Apartment, Appellate court, Church Commissioners, Concrete, Damages, Defendant, Duty of care, English law, House of Lords, Judge, Manufacturing, Plaintiff, Plasterwork, Pure economic loss, Pure economic loss in English Law, Subcontractor, Tort.

Apartment

An apartment (in American English) or a flat (in British English) is a self-contained housing unit (a type of residential real estate) that occupies only part of a building.

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Appellate court

An appellate court, commonly called an appeals court, court of appeals (American English), appeal court (British English), court of second instance or second instance court, is any court of law that is empowered to hear an appeal of a trial court or other lower tribunal.

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Church Commissioners

The Church Commissioners is a body managing the historic property assets of the Church of England.

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Concrete

Concrete is a composite material composed of aggregate bonded together with a fluid cement which hardens over time.

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Damages

In law, damages are an award, typically of money, to be paid to a person as compensation for loss or injury.

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Defendant

A defendant is a person or entity accused of a crime in criminal prosecution or a person or entity against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.

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Duty of care

In tort law, a duty of care is a legal obligation which is imposed on an individual requiring adherence to a standard of reasonable care while performing any acts that could foreseeably harm others.

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English law

English law means the legal system of England and Wales.

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House of Lords

The House of Lords is the upper house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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Judge

A judge presides over court proceedings, either alone or as a part of a panel of judges.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.

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Plaintiff

A plaintiff (Π in legal shorthand), also known as a claimant or complainant, is the term used in some jurisdictions for the party who initiates a lawsuit (also known as an action) before a court.

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Plasterwork

Plasterwork refers to construction or ornamentation done with plaster, such as a layer of plaster on an interior or exterior wall structure, or plaster decorative moldings on ceilings or walls.

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Pure economic loss

Economic loss is a term of art which refers to financial loss and damage suffered by a person such as can be seen only on a balance sheet rather than as physical injury to the person or destruction of property.

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Pure economic loss in English Law

Recovery for Pure economic loss in English law, arising from negligence, has traditionally been limited.

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Subcontractor

A subcontractor is an individual or in many cases a business that signs a contract to perform part or all of the obligations of another's contract.

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Tort

A tort, in common law jurisdictions, is a civil wrong that unfairly causes someone else to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits the tortious act, called a tortfeasor.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%26F_Estates_Ltd_v_Church_Comrs_for_England_and_Wales

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