Title

The Promise of Universality: The Spandeck Formulation Half a Decade On

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

9-2013

Abstract

The landmark decision by the Court of Appeal in Spandeck Engineering (S) Pte Ltd v Defence Science & Technology Agency [2007] 4 SLR(R) 100 undoubtedly broke new ground in Singapore by unifying inconsistent case law into a single, universal test for determining a duty of care in the law of negligence. This article surveys how the Spandeck formulation has been applied by the Court of Appeal in the last half decade, and evaluates its effectiveness in the determination of duty in a wide range of scenarios involving different types of harm. It aims to provide a set of practical guidelines that will benefit the legal community in advising clients, drafting pleadings, framing submissions for court, and even drafting of judgments.

Discipline

Asian Studies | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility | Legislation

Research Areas

Commercial Law

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

25

Issue

2

First Page

510

Last Page

547

ISSN

0218-2009

Publisher

Singapore Academy of Law

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