Week 5: The case of Donoghue v Stevenson  AC 562
The case of Donoghue v Stevenson  AC 562 is a famous Scottish case. It is known worldwide and has had a significant impact on the law of delict in Scotland and the law of negligence in England, Wales and other jurisdictions.
You will read a number of extracts from the case to consider how judicial reasoning works in practice. You will think about the role played by logical reasoning in legal reasoning and the extra-legal factors that contribute to judicial decisions.
After this week of study you should be able to:
- explain the decision in Donoghue v Stevenson  AC 562
- outline the reasoning used to reach the decision
- explain the ‘neighbour’ principle as outlined by Lord Atkin.